Multi-Vehicle Crash Leaves Motorcyclist Dead in Benton County AR
A multi-vehicle crash left one man dead in Benton County overnight Sunday.
According to the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, the crash took place at around 12:45 a.m.
The vehicles involved were a 2012 Chevy Malibu, a 2010 Mercedes, and a 1997 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 63-year-old Larry Carpenter of Rogers.
According to the report, all three vehicles were traveling northbound on I-49.
The Chevy Malibu rear-ended the motorcycle causing both vehicles to spin out of control into a cable barrier. Carpenter was thrown off his bike and then hit by the Mercedes.
Carpenter died as a result of the crash and the occupants of the other vehicles were reported uninjured.
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