One killed, three injured when vehicle strikes motorcycles in Izard County


A Heber Springs man was killed and three others injured when a vehicle collided with a trio of motorcyclists Tuesday afternoon in Izard County.

According to a preliminary fatal crash summary from Trooper Remington Lively of the Arkansas State Police, 47-year-old Michall Morris of Heber Springs died in the accident, which happened on State Highway 56 in Violet Hill.

The report says a 2006 Dodge driven by 30-year-old Phillip Gillihan of Melbourne was westbound on the highway, crossed the center line and struck three men on motorcycles. Gillihan was reported injured, as were 65-year-old Dwayne Woods of Denver, Colorado, and 62-year-old John Milton of Heber Springs. The injured were transported to Memphis Regional, Baptist Hospital-Little Rock and UAMS in Little Rock.

Weather conditions were clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the 3:39 p.m. accident.

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