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Craighead County Man Killed in Morning Motorcycle Accident

JULY 25, 2006 - Posted at 9:05 a.m. CDT, updated at 10:20 a.m. CDT, updated at 2:44 p.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - K8 News has learned that a Craighead County man was killed in a two-vehicle accident this morning in Jonesboro.

According to an Arkansas State Police accident report, 44-year-old Butch Blevens was killed in an apparent effort to keep his motorcycle from colliding with a truck at the intersection of Washington Avenue and the U.S. 63 Bypass.  Blevens was southbound on 63 on his 2004 Honda, when he encountered an 18-wheeler traveling north in the southbound lane.  Blevens then laid his bike down on the pavement in order to avoid colliding with the truck.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Bernard's Medical Center.

The driver of the truck was a female, whose identity has not yet been released by police.  It is not yet known if she will face charges.

 

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