Man Dies After Crashing Into Tree Near Eureka Springs

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EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – A man died after driving off the road and crashing into a tree near Eureka Springs on Monday evening (June 15), officials say.

The unnamed man was driving on Highway 23 at 7:49 p.m. and went off the east side of the road, down a sharp hill and struck the tree with the front passenger side of his vehicle, according to the Eureka Springs Fire Department.

Fire officials said the man was trapped after the crash, and the Jaws of Life had to be used to get him out of the car. After getting him out of the crashed vehicle, EMS took him to Turpentine Creek, and he was airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The man later died from his injuries, according to the Eureka Springs Fire Department.