Area Traffic Fatality

An early Sunday morning traffic accident claims the life of a Sharp County man.

Arkansas State Police say 61-year old Vickery McIlvoy, of Williford, died when the 2000 GMC Sonoma pickup he was driving hit a deer on U.S. 63 in rural Sharp County. After hitting the animal, the truck ran off the road and hit a line of small trees.

Troopers say 31-year old Ashley N. Lee, also of Williford, a passenger in the truck, was injured in the accident.

The incident happened at 12:21am Sunday on U.S. Highway 63 north of the Sharp / Lawrence County line.

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