Bentonville Man Killed On Interstate 49 In Rogers

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ROGERS (KFSM) -- A Bentonville man died early Friday (Oct. 20) after he was struck by two vehicles on Intestate 49 near the Walnut Street exit, according to the Rogers Fire Department.

Stephen Topping, was standing in the northbound lanes of I-49 near Exit 85 when he was struck by a semi-truck about 3:38 a.m.

The truck pushed Topping onto the exit ramp, where he was run over by another vehicle, according to Arkansas State Police.

Topping, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Topping's family did not want to speak on camera, but Topping's father said his son was loved.

Topping has two daughters, one who is an adult and another in school.

The family didn't know why Topping would be walking on the interstate late at night.

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