benton logoAt approximately 3:38 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at Arkansas Highway 5 and Leigh Street. Upon arrival, the driver of a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle, 72-year-old Jerry Lynn Garland of Bauxite was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of a 2016 GMC Acadia, 68-year-old Richard Crawford was transported to Saline Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Benton Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is still investigating the cause of the crash and further details will be available at a later time.  

To report accident or incident information contact the Benton Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 501-776-5947 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us anonymous information to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play.

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