A Quitman man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night, according to an Arkansas State Police report.
Jacob Dorado, 37, was traveling southbound on Mill Bridge Road at 8:15 p.m Saturday in Guy when he lost control of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving.
According to the report, Dorado lost control in a sharp, left-hand curve and drove into the opposite lane when the Silverado “left the roadway on the east side and overturned.”
The vehicle rolled several times before it landed upside down on the west side of the road near 141 Mill Bridge Road, authorities said.
Faulkner County Coroner Patrick Moore said Dorado was pronounced dead on the scene.
He said the vehicle was “likely traveling at a high rate of speed” because “the vehicle rolled several times and both occupants were ejected from the vehicle.”
The victim’s brother, 50-year-old Nicholas Dorado, was passenger of the Silverado. He was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash. Details on his condition were not immediately made available to the Log Cabin Democrat on Sunday.
Moore said the coroner’s office was ruling faulty system’s trauma as the cause of death because Jacob was ejected from the vehicle.
Authorities noted weather conditions were clear and dry at the time of the wreck.
The fatal crash was the 257th fatality on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary data.