Highway 79 Head-on Collision with 18-wheeler Kills Driver

64-year-old Lee Hardy (Monroe, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that took place on Monday, August 5, 2019.

At approximately 12:25 p.m. Mr. Hardy was driving north on U.S. Highway 79 near Clarendon when his vehicle crossed the centerline near the White River Bridge. Mr. Hardy’s vehicle (2002 Ford Windstar) struck a southbound Freightliner semi-truck (2014) head-on after crossing the centerline.

Conditions were reportedly clear and dry.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: U.S. Highway 79 (White River Bridge), Clarendon, Arkansas, Monroe County: