Elderly Man Killed After Leaving Driveway With Kawasaki

An elderly El Dorado man was killed Friday after police say his vehicle was rear-ended shortly after leaving his driveway.

Robert L. Owens, 83, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck on U.S. Highway 82 by the Union County coroner, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report. Police said Owens pulled onto the highway from his driveway in an unidentified Kawasaki vehicle, when he was struck from behind by a 2006 Chevrolet vehicle.

Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly before 5 p.m. The other driver was not injured. Police said weather conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.

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