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Vilonia man killed in one-vehicle accident

Posted: July 12, 2013 - 3:52pm

A Vilonia man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Arkansas 107, according to Arkansas State Police.

Police say Kyle Courville, 20, was killed after his vehicle left the roadway, went through a fence and struck a tree. The accident occurred just north of the Pulaski County line.

The crash summary report states Courville’s vehicle was southbound when he overcorrected after passing a car, which caused his vehicle to veer across both lanes before leaving the east side of the highway.

Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore said the driver’s side door of Courville’s vehicle struck the tree.

Courville was transported to the Conway Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Moore said.

Moore says Courville’s death was caused by a closed head injury, and has been ruled accidental. Moore said Courville was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Police say weather conditions were clear, and road conditions were dry at the time of the accident around 1:08 p.m.

According to preliminary reports, Courville’s death is the 255th on Arkansas roads this year.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan.

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