Pocahontas man killed in Lawrence County wreck

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HOXIE, Ark. – A 26-year-old Pocahontas man passed away after a traffic accident Wednesday morning near Hoxie.

Arkansas State Police reported Dennis Cole Young, 26, of Pocahontas, was driving a 2016 Toyota Camry north on Highway 63. At 5:53 AM, south of Hoxie, the accident report says the Camry crossed the center line and struck a 2017 Peterbuilt semi head-on.

The collision was said to have happened on the southbound shoulder, possibly indicating the truck driver attempted to avoid the car.

Conditions were listed as clear with dry roads at the time of the wreck.

Next of kin were notified, state police reported.

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