Police & Fire

Nashville man killed in head-on collision

A Nashville man was killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 70 in Pike County, according to the Arkansas State Police.

A fatal crash summary states that Jonathan Orr, 40, was driving a 2009 Hyundai northbound when a southbound 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by De Queen resident Joshua Becerra, 31, crossed the center lane. 

Becerra’s vehicle struck Orr’s head-on, the report states.

The accident happened at 5:36 a.m. Monday at the 2500 block of US Highway 70 east of Kirby. Weather and road conditions were clear and dry, according to State Trooper Michael Summitt, who investigated the wreck.

Becerra was taken to CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs with unknown injuries. Orr’s body was transported to Davis-Smith Funeral Home.