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Motorcyclist among 2 killed in separate crashes on roadways in Arkansas


SOUTHSIDE, Arkansas — Arkansas State Police say a motorcyclist and a Batesville man have been killed in separate crashes on Arkansas roads.

A state police report says 33-year-old Matthew Anderson of Batesville died on Wednesday when the car in which he was a passenger went off the roadway and struck an embankment, then overturned south of Southside in Independence County.

Another report says 29-year-old Derrick Williams of McCrory also died on Wednesday when the motorcycle he was riding westbound on Interstate 40 in Little Rock struck a car that was stopped in traffic. A report says Williams was thrown from the motorcycle and died later at a Little Rock hospital.

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