Izard County man dead from injuries in motorcycle crash

An Izard County man is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in rural Independence County. Seventy-year-old Robert Sawyers of Pineville was pronounced dead at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

According to the Arkansas State Police, Sawyers was attempting to negotiate a right-hand curve on Arkansas Highway 25 and lost control. His motorcycle cross the centerline, left the roadway and struck a ditch embankment.

The weather was clear, and the road was dry during the 1:57 p.m. accident.

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