Arkansas State Police and local officers are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Herpel Road that took the life of 25-year-old Blake Brown of Mountain View Wednesday around 5:45 p.m.
Chief Sheriff's Deputy Damon McGilton said a motorcycle operated by Brown struck a vehicle being driven by Johnny Balentine of Mountain View.
The State Police preliminary accident summary indicated Balentine was backing a Ford pickup onto Herpel Road from a private drive when it was struck in the side by the motorcycle.
A passenger on the motorcycle, 27-year-old Haley Amico, was injured and was airlifted from the scene, McGilton said.
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