Region 8 man dead after vehicle rolls over

PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) – One man is dead after his car flipped several times before hitting a utility pole.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. Monday morning on Highway 49 just south of Piggott, in Clay County.

According to the Arkansas State Police, Tommy Hicks was going south on Highway 49 when he left the roadway, flipped several time, and then hit a utility pole. Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner.

A passenger in the car, Allen Trobaugh, was taken to local hospital.

State police report both men were wearing their seat belts.

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