Conway officer struck by vehicle, dies

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A Conway police officer who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic around an accident has died.

Conway police issued a statement saying Officer William McGary died about 5 p.m. Friday at a Little Rock hospital.

Police say McGary was in his patrol car with his emergency lights on to block a street because of the other accident when another vehicle crashed into the patrol car. The driver of the vehicle was arrested on various traffic charges.

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