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Storm Related Accident Claims The Life of a Grannis Man

(GRANNIS) A Polk County man became the 106th automobile related fatality in Arkansas for the year on Saturday when he was killed in a two truck crash that occurred on US Highway 71 South within the city limits of Hatfield.

The Arkansas state police say that 37-year-old Roy McMahan was killed when the 1992 Chevrolet pick-up he was driving was struck by a northbound 2003 Ford F-250 as he attempted to make a left onto the highway from a private drive.

The impact was on the drivers side of the McMahan vehicle according to the report by the Arkansas State Police.

Trooper Michael R. Summitt noted that conditions were rainy and the road was wet at the time of the accident, which occurred at 1:52 p.m.

McMahan is the second Grannis resident killed in just six months on US Highway 71.

Maria Guadalupe Zarate, 69, of Grannis, died from her injuries when the driver of the 2005 Chevrolet, Jesus Meza of Grannis, lost control of the vehicle due to rainy weather conditions on the roadway.

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