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Update: Motorcyclist Knocked off Bike Killed in Hwy. 67/167 Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - A local man has died after being thrown off a motorcycle during the Wednesday morning rush hour.

An Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report identifies him as Kevin Gross, 46.

Troopers say it happened around 7:30 when the motorcycle was struck by another vehicle. After the victim was thrown off, the bike then struck a third vehicle.

The victim landed underneath the vehicle that had struck him, the report says..

Original story:
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - A traffic delay caused by a Wednesday morning fatal accident along Hwy. 67/167 southbound snarled traffic for nearly two hours in the area around Redmond Road.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reported the closure just before 8 a.m. in the area of Mile Marker 9.

Traffic was being diverted at Main Street about an hour later and all lanes were reopened to traffic by 9:45.

More details to come.

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