Rison man dead after Friday night accident


A Rison man who was involved in a one-vehicle accident Friday night in Cleveland County died Saturday afternoon at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Randy Rawls, 41, was eastbound on Arkansas Highway 114 one mile south of Rison when he apparently lost control of the 2000 Suzuki motorcycle he was riding.

The motorcycle ran off the right side of the highway, then re-entered it before sliding to a stop.

Rawls was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries at 1:01 p.m Saturday.

Trooper Frank Remick said in the report the weather was clear and the roadway dry when the accident was reported at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The death was the 327th reported so far this year on the state’s highways.