Police & Fire

Hot Springs pedestrian struck, killed on Airport Road

By Joel Phelps
The Arkadelphian

A Hot Springs man was killed Thursday, Dec. 16, while attempting to cross US Highway 70.

According to an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary, 60-year-old Claude W. Clauson III, of Hot Springs, was walking westbound on Airport Road (Highway 70) and was struck as he attempted to cross the highway.

A 2006 Chevrolet pickup was traveling eastbound on the inside lane when Clauson “ran out” in front of the vehicle, the report states. The accident happened on the 200 block of Airport Road at 5:47 p.m.

Weather conditions were noted as cloudy, and the road was dry, OFC Shawn Lowrey of the Hot Springs Police Department reported. Clauson’s body was transported to Gross Funeral Home.