Police & Fire

Sparkman man dies in motorcycle crash

A Sparkman man was killed Saturday morning in Dallas County in a motorcycle accident.

Arkansas State Police identified the deceased as 57-year-old Mark W. Rucker. According to a fatal crash summary, Rucker was traveling eastbound on state Highway 8 in rural Dallas County. Driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle, Rucker was negotiating a curve to the left, departed the roadway to the right and traveled into the roadside ditch.

Rucker was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead by the Dallas County Coroner. Time of crash was 11:14 a.m. with clear weather and dry road conditions. His body is being held at Benton Funeral Home.

Trooper Justin W. Starnes investigated the accident.