Benton Man Arrested in Deadly Pedestrian Accident

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BENTON, AR – A local man has been arrested after a deadly pedestrian accident.

Caleb Collins, 26, is charged in a Wednesday evening accident on Interstate 30 that left a Malvern teen dead.

Arkansas State Police said the victim, Austin Walker, 19, was crossing the interstate when he was hit by a vehicle.

Collins is charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident with a death and driving on a suspended license (DWI). 

Original story:
BENTON, AR – A Malvern teen has been killed while trying to cross an interstate.

It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Saline County.

The Arkansas State Police accident report identifies the victim as Austin Walker, 19.

The report says Walker was hit by a 2002 Ford headed west through the Benton city limits.

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