A highway accident on Saturday December 31, 2022 claimed the life of a Camden man, according to Arkansas State Police
According to a report att about 9:45 a.m. on New Years Eve, Charles Beard Jr, 52, was driving his 2021 Chevrolet north on Highway 79 near the Airport Inn when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to negotiate a curve.
The vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert. Weather and road conditions were noted as clear and dry at the time.
This accident was the 603rd fatal incident on an Arkansas highway in 2022.