February 5, 2004 - Posted at 7:54 a.m. CDT
NEWPORT, AR - A central Arkansas man died late last night after apparently losing control of his vehicle on a Jackson County roadway.
The one-vehicle accident occured at approximately 10 p.m. on Arkansas 18, one mile east of Newport. According to a State Police accident report, 48-year-old Roger Merriweather lost control of his 1997 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The vehicle overturned and landed upright. The driver was later pronounced dead at Newport's Harris Hospital.