Newport Man Dies in Jackson County Accident


NEWPORT, AR -- A Newport man is dead after an accident in Jackson County.

44-year-old Kevin Wayne Slagley died in the car wreck just before 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

One other person, McCabe West, was injured.

It happened near the intersection of State Highway 145 and Jackson County Road 620.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, the car driven by West drove into the path of Slagley's vehicle striking it on the left front fender.

Slagley died at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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