Deadly Independence County motorcycle crash

Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 10:35 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2022 at 10:39 PM CDT
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BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) -One person is dead, and one is injured after a Thursday night crash.

According to a preliminary crash report from Arkansas State Police, 41-year-old Matthew Giles Jansen from Pocahontas died when his motorcycle was hit at a stoplight.

On Aug 18 Jansen was stopped at a red light for the intersection of Highway 167 and Lawrence Street in his 2022 Harley Davidson when a 2013 Nissan Altima hit him from behind as the light turned green.

The driver of the Nissan, 31-year-old Ronette Lindsey Rush, was reportedly injured in the crash.