Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash that closed central Arkansas highway

Arkansas State Police identified a man killed in a three-vehicle crash on a central Arkansas highway (Photo: MGN)

A motorcyclist died in a three-vehicle crash that closed a central Arkansas highway Wednesday morning, state police reported.

Kevin Gross, 46, was driving a 2002 BMW motorcycle south on U.S. 67 near Redmond Road in Jacksonville when he was struck by another southbound vehicle about 7:29 a.m., according to the agency. Gross was knocked off the motorcycle and landed underneath the other vehicle. His bike then struck a third vehicle, a 2011 Nissan Versa that was traveling south.

Gross, of Jacksonville, was killed.

Authorities closed part of the highway and diverted traffic at Main Street after the crash. The highway was re-opened at 9:43 a.m.

State police said conditions were clear and dry when the crash occurred.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated which vehicle Gross landed underneath after he was knocked off his motorcycle.

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