• January 03, 2017

George Thomas Killed in West Memphis, AR, Pedestrian Accident

West Memphis, AR -- December 31, 2016, George Thomas was killed as the result of an accident where he was struck by a vehicle while walking.

According to a preliminary report released by the Arkansas State Police, the accident happened just before 6:30 p.m. along West Broadway Avenue.

The report indicates that 79-year-old Thomas was walking at the time of the accident. Police claim he was in eastbound traffic lanes when an oncoming vehicle did not notice him in time and crashed into him. It's unclear if he was crossing the street or walking along it.

Due to the collision, Thomas sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured.

Authorities did not indicate any charges or citations being filed in relation to the incident. They say the crash remains under investigation.

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