Sheridan man killed in Friday accident


A Sheridan man was killed Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 530 at the Hensley exit.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Brian Smith, 22, was southbound when the 1999 Mercury he was driving left the roadway and struck a bridge abutment on the Hensley overpass, then caught fire.

Trooper First Class John Blackmon reported that Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident was reported at 9:58 a.m.

The death was the 85th fatality reported on the state’s highways so far this year.