Fort Smith Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On I-40

ALMA, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man died Monday (Aug. 6) after his motorcycle rear-ended a pickup that was stopped in a construction zone along Interstate 40, according to Arkansas State Police.

Paul Phillips, 63, was heading west on I-40 around 3:42 p.m. when his 2007 Yamaha struck the right rear of a 2014 Toyota pickup stopped near mile marker 10.

Crews were seen retrieving a motorcycle from a wooded area off of the highway while traffic was stopped for over an hour.

The road was dry and weather conditions were clear at the time of the accident, state police said.

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