Motorcycle accident claims the life of a Region 8 man

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man is dead after his motorcycle hit an oncoming car head-on.

The accident happened on Highway 201 in Baxter County Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m.

According to the Arkansas State Police, David Byrd was traveling north on Highway 201 when his motorcycle crossed the center line and hit a car driven by Kenneth Boyles head on.

Police say Byrd was wearing a helmet, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boyles was not injured in the accident.

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