Springdale: Bicyclist, Hit By Truck, Later Died, Is Identified

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) —  Springdale Police have identified the man who was hit by a white Dodge Ram truck late Friday (June 30) as Jimmy Ray Blakemore, 52, of Springdale.

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The vehicle vs. bicycle crash happened Friday just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Thompson and Backus Streets.

Blakemore, who was on his bike,  was crossing the intersection of Thompson diagonally when the accident happened. The driver of the pickup had a green light traveling north on Thompson when Blakemore was struck, according to police.

He was taken to Northwest Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Ram is 37-year-old Shayla Edwards, according to police.  She was not intoxicated or impaired in any way, police said.  No citations or charges are being filed.