Shawn Mahan Killed, Bethard Arender Injured in Jonesboro, AR, Accident
Jonesboro, AR -- May 9, 2017, Shawn Mahan was killed and Bethard Arender was injured after an accident where their motorcycle crashed.
The Arkansas State Police released preliminary details concerning the fatal crash, which they say occurred just before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of West Parker Road and Washington Avenue.
Police officials stated that both 42-year-old Mahan and 42-year-old Arender were on a Kawasaki motorcycle traveling northbound on Parker. For reason not yet determined, the motorcycle lost control and ran off the side of the roadway. Going off-road caused both riders to be ejected from the vehicle where they sustained critical injuries.
Emergency services transported both men to St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. Mahan later died there.
Investigators continue to try and determine what caused the accident. No further information is currently available.
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