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Motorcycle Wreck in Caddo Gap Claims the Life of Oden Resident

74-year-old Ralph Ballew was fatally injured Monday morning, May 14. Mr. Ballew attempted to make a U-Turn while driving west on his 2006 Harley Davidson shortly before 10:00 a.m. on State Highway 8 in front of Caddo Hills School, but failed to yield to westbound traffic. A 2004 Chevrolet struck Mr. Ballew’s motorcycle. Mr. Ballew was pronounced dead at the scene.

Conditions at the time were reportedly clear, sunny and dry.

The full preliminary fatal crash summary is available HERE.

Accident Location: Highway 8, Caddo Gap, Arkansas, Montgomery County: