Two people were killed in separate traffic accidents in Southeast Arkansas over the weekend.
According to preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police, Hunter A. Day, 17, of Sheridan died when he fell off the hood of a car and was run over Saturday in Grant County, and Nathan Kellebrew, 20, of Star City was killed when the car he was riding in left the roadway, hit a railroad sign and flipped over in Desha County.
Trooper First Class Christopher S. Harper reported that Day was on the hood of a 1997 Ford Escort that was southbound on Grant County Road 66 and when the driver of the car noticed ruts in the road, he tried to slow down, and Day fell off when the driver hit the brake.
Day was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as David Enoch, 17, of Sheridan, who was not injured.
Trooper Clayton McWilliams reported that Kellebrew was a passenger in a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling south on Wolfe Project Road when the driver, Johnathan Golden, 17, of Lake Village, lost control while trying to negotiate a curve.
Golden was injured in the accident and was taken to the McGehee Hospital for treatment.
The two deaths bring to 68 the number of people who have been killed on Arkansas highways so far this year.