Region 8 man killed in accident

IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Melbourne man was killed when he lost control of his truck and hit a utility pole.

The accident happened on Friday evening around 7 o'clock on state highway 69 in Melbourne.

According to Arkansas State Police, Louis Barnes was traveling south bound on state highway 69, when he lost control of his truck in a curve and hit a utility pole.

ASP says Barnes was not wearing his seat belt, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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