The Arkansas State Police have released a Fatal Crash Summary reporting that Harvey Joe Bailey, age 85, from Percy, was killed July 27, 2017, when an unloaded log truck skidded across the highway and hit Mr. Bailey’s 2008 Chevy pickup on U.S. 70 near the Garland County-Hot Spring County line.

The report indicates that the 1996 Freightliner logging truck was headed east on the highway when a vehicle ahead of it slowed and it “abruptly braked.” The truck then reportedly crossed into the westbound lane colliding with the front driver’s side of the pickup.

The driver of the log truck is identified as Chris Avington, age 57, of Arkadelphia, who the report lists as “injured.”

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Note: Information obtained from an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary represents only the initial findings by an investigating law enforcement officer. The summaries are not considered official reports of a highway crash investigation, but merely a summary of preliminary information presented to an investigating officer. The information contained in a summary may not represent the facts eventually placed on file in the official final report.