Eureka Springs man killed in accident

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Eureka Springs man was killed Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident in Holiday Island.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Nicholas R. Godard, 34, was driving a 2006 Honda northbound on State Line Road west of Summit Drive at 6:40 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle in a curve. The vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the road, striking an electric pole, according to the report.

The road was dry and the weather clear at the time of the accident, the report says. Godard was the 415th person to die in a traffic accident on an Arkansas roadway in 2018.

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