Hwy. Department Worker Killed in Batesville Accident

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR - An accident on Highway 294 in Batesville on Tuesday afternoon has left a Highway Department worker dead.

According to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department 52-year-old John Garner of Independence County was killed when a driver of a roller vehicle flipped, rolled down an embankment and struck him.

Workers were doing pavement work when the incident happened.

No more details are available to us at this time.

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