Star City man killed in Saturday accident


A Star City man was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle traffic accident in Calhoun County.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Kelly S. Dutton, 44, was eastbound on Arkansas Highway 278 east of Hampton when the 2011 Chevrolet truck he was driving crossed the center line and struck a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was westbound.

State Police Cpl. Brian Dixon said the driver of the tractor-trailer, who was not identified in the preliminary report, was not injured.

The accident was reported at 3:57 p.m., and Dixon said in the affidavit that the weather was clear and the roadway was dry at the time.

The death was the 116th of the year on the state’s highways.