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Deadly motorcycle accident in Leflore County

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred about 1:10 p.m. on Thursday (May 21) and was not discovered until 7:10 a.m. on Friday (May 22).
Fatal Traffic Car Accident Crash Wreck

OKLAHOMA, USA — A fatal motorcycle accident occurred about 1:10 p.m. on Thursday (May 21) and was not discovered until 7:10 a.m. on Friday (May 22).

The accident occurred on State Highway 1 in Oklahoma, 10 miles east of U.S. 259 in Leflore county.

42-year-old Joshua Lee Hewitt, of McKinney, TX, was driving a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he ran off the road in a curve and hit a tree.

Hewitt died of multiple injuries at the scene and was not wearing a helmet.

According to the Arkansas State Police fatal crash report, the cause of the accident was unsafe speed on a curve.

The odor of alcohol was present, according to the report.

The accident is being investigated by Trooper Brandon Johnson and assisted by Trooper Joe Nichols and Leflore County Sheriff’s Office.

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This report is based on the trooper’s investigation of the collision.

It may contain the opinion of the trooper.