Baxter County, AR — December 2, 2017, William Cockrum was fatally injured due to an accident where his motorcycle crashed off the highway.
According to information given by the Arkansas State Police, the fatal incident took place at around 3:45 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 5 and County Road 791, just south of the state line.
Officials indicated that 60-year-old Cockrum was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle along the northbound lane of Highway 5. For reasons which were not made clear in the report, the motorcycle ran off the side of the highway. It collided into a group of trees, ejecting Cockrum.
The report indicates that Cockrum died as a result of the collision. It’s unclear if anyone else was involved in the accident.
Police have yet to determine what caused the accident. No further information is currently available.
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