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One killed, another injured in motorcycle accident in Independence County

A two-vehicle crash near Batesville, Saturday, Sept. 15, claimed the life of a Cabot resident and injured another, according to the Arkansas State Police (ASP).

Kristie M. Talley, 46, of Cabot was the passenger on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Terry Blanton, 43, of Judsonia. The motorcycle was heading south on U.S. Hwy. 167 near Bowman Lane around 1 p.m. when a 2006 Dodge Durango attempted to make a northbound left turn as it pulled out of a private driveway. Blanton’s motorcycle struck the Durango in the driver’s side, according to the ASP report.

Blanton was injured and transported to Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. ASP Cpl. Robert J Stewart reported the weather conditions clear and the road conditions dry.

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