Elderly Man Dies After Hit By Vehicle In Fort Smith

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An elderly man died after being run over by a vehicle on Tuesday (May 9), according to police.

About noon William Laws, 87, was struck by a vehicle while he was walking north in a crosswalk on Garrison Avenue.

Police said Laws was taken to a Fort Smith hospital where he had a surgery for a suspected head injury and later died.

The driver, David Brown, 32, wasn’t injured. He was driving a heavy-duty company vehicle at the time. He ran over Laws while turning left onto Garrison Avenue, police stated.

He has been cooperative with police, police added. No citations have been issued pending an investigation.