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Head-on collision leaves one man dead

LONOKE COUNTY (KATV) - A Cabot man is dead after a head-on collision Friday morning.

According to Arkansas State Police initial reports, around 7:45 a.m., a Nissan truck was heading south on Highway 5 near Shurley Ln. when it swerved into the northbound lane to avoid a wrecker on the side of the road. The truck reportedly hit a car coming from the other direction head-on.

A passenger in the second vehicle, 79-year-old Ernest D. Smith, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead Friday afternoon.

An 11-year-old second passenger and both drivers were also taken to central Arkansas hospitals for treatment.

Conditions were reportedly rainy and wet at the time of the accident.

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