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Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Mena Man

BY MELANIE BUCK –

A Mena man lost his life in an accident that occurred on Friday, August 7, on Highway 71 north, near Acorn.

According to the fatal crash summary provided by the Arkansas State Police, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Daniel James Flaherty, age 68, was on a 2013 Triumph motorcycle when he was leaving a business on Highway 71 and he attempted to turn north when he was struck by a car that was traveling south.

The report lists conditions as dry and clear. Flaherty was pronounced deceased at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith later that evening. The accident was investigated by Arkansas State Police Trooper Benjamin Harrison.

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