Four Die On Northwest Arkansas Highways In Crashes Involving Motorcycles

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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KSFM) — Between Friday (June 17) and Sunday (June 19), four people were killed on Northwest Arkansas highways in three crashes involving motorcycles.

On Friday, Norman Weems, 51, of Summers, was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. Highway 62 around 6 p.m. when he was struck head-on near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Rd. by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, according to a crash report summary from Arkansas State Police.

David Ward of Lincoln was driving the vehicle when he crossed the center line, the summary states. Weems died at the scene, while Ward was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Two people were killed Saturday while riding a motorcycle in Carroll County, according to another ASP report. David Magee, 44, and Marquita Magee, 45, of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, died after they were hit on U.S. Highway 62 near Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, the summary states. The motorcycle was hit by a Ford F150 when it crossed the center line, according to the report.

Another man was killed Sunday. David Bliss, 48, of Fayetteville, was killed after he crashed his motorcycle on South School Aveneu near the intersection of 11th St. in Fayetteville just before 5 a.m., according to ASP.

A crash summary stated that Bliss was heading northbound when he missed a curve in the road, hit a curb and was thrown from his bike.

No one else was involved in the crash.