Paragould man dies in fatal accident in Independence County

NEWARK, AR (KAIT) - A Paragould man died in a single car accident just north of Newark early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on state highway 122 just north of Newark in Independence County.

According to Arkansas State Police, 22-year-old Cody Shopher of Paragould crashed his S-U-V into a tree around 2 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Police say Shopher was not wearing his seat belt.

This is the 480th fatal accident Arkansas State Police have worked this year.

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