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Arkansas State Police Trooper 1st Class Ray investigated a single vehicle, fatal motorcycle crash around the 800 Block of North Moore Road at 5:17AM Sunday Morning.
Evidence at the scene showed that the northbound motorcycle entered a curve in a hard braking skid. The motorcycle was laid down on the pavement, but continued traveling north. The motorcycle exited the left side of the road at the apex of the curve and may have struck items at the roadside including a highway sign.
The motorcycle rider, Albert Lloyd Vanover, 27 of Lonsdale, was killed in the crash. A motorcycle helmet was not in use at the time of the crash.
70 West Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and assisted as appropriate.
LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew that arrived quickly, but was unable to assist the rider due to the extent of his injuries.
Garland County Coroner Steuart Smedley concluded his investigation in a timely manner and pronounced Mr. Vanover deceased at the scene.
Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 1.5 hours.