Tillar man killed in Saturday accident


A Tillar man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Drew County.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Sandy Leonard, 86, was westbound on Highway 278 when he apparently passed out, ran off the roadway, into a ditch, through a fence and came to rest in a field.

Leonard was taken to Drew Memorial Hospital at Monticello, where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.

The accident was reported at 9:30 a.m. and Trooper First Class Sammy Norris said in the report that the weather was clear and the roadway dry at the time.

The death was the 282nd reported on the state’s highways so far this year.