Motorcycle rider dies in accident

Thursday, September 16, 2021

An Avoca man was killed early Sunday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 62 west of Eureka Springs.

Wesley L. Matthews, 51, was riding a 2005 Victory Vegas eastbound east of the Benton County Line at 3:37 a.m. when he lost control and went off the south side of the highway, according to an Arkansas State Police report written by Trooper Jacob Graham. Matthews was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in a ravine south of the highway.

Matthews was the 435th person to die in an accident on an Arkansas roadway this year.

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