Name released in Batesville accident

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man is dead after a piece of equipment rolled over him early Tuesday afternoon in Batesville, according to Independence County Chief Deputy Jeremy Qualls.

Police said John Garner, 52, of Pleasant Plains, was helping with road construction when a piece of rolling equipment flipped and rolled over on top of him. It happened at the intersection of Highland and East Main in Batesville shortly before 2:45 Tuesday afternoon. The man was pronounced dead at White River Medical Center. Garner worked with the Arkansas Highway Department.

According to Qualls, the Garner was killed as crews were laying asphalt.

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