Illinois Man Dies in Accident on Interstate 40 Thursday

Wendell Ely died in the wreck near the 175 Mile Marker.
LONOKE COUNTY, AR -- An Illinois man has died after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 40.

The victim is identified as Wendell Ely, 75, of Olney.

It happened just before 2:30 Thursday afternoon near the 175 mile marker just outside Lonoke.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, the Honda Trike Ely was driving hit the back of another vehicle, throwing him off the motorcycle.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

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