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Wreck claims life of Hampton man

by Staff Report | August 1, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.
Contributed photo. Emergency workers respond to a wreck on Highway 278 at Calhoun County Road 7. James Butcher Jr, of Hampton was killed in the accident.

An afternoon wreck on Highway 278 at Calhoun County Road 7 has claimed the life of a Hampton man.

An Arkansas State Police report states that on Saturday, July 30 at 1:56 p.m. James Butcher Jr, 31 , of Hampton was traveling eastbound on Highway 278 when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit the rear driver's side of a vehicle traveling westbound.

Butcher was taken to Ouachita County Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The weather was rainy at the time of the accident and road conditions were wet.

This is the 309th fatal accident on roadways this year.

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