Pedestrian hit by car dies

A Faulkner County pedestrian was killed while trying to cross the highway Saturday night.

 

Charles Sheppard, 54, of Vilonia died after being hit by a 2004 Dodge Stratus while crossing Highway 67 North at the 15 mile marker shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, according to an Arkansas State police report.

“[Sheppard] was crossing the highway from west to east when he was struck by [a vehicle],” the report reads.

The driver is not named in the report. No other people were listed as injured.

Authorities said the weather was clear and the roads were dry at the time of the crash.

Sheppard’s death was the 214th fatality on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary data.

 

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