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Pedestrian struck, killed in front of Oaklawn

A Hot Springs man was struck and killed Tuesday while traversing a sidewalk at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.

Police say 64-year-old Donald Ray Thompson was walking north on the Central Avenue sidewalk when a 2015 Mack truck, turning from a parking lot into the southbound lane, struck him. According to a preliminary fatal crash summary filed by Arkansas State Police, the vehicle’s bumper made contact with Thompson, causing fatal injuries.

The accident happened at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, near the intersection of Central and Oaklawn avenues. Weather and road conditions were listed as cloudy and dry, respectively, according to investigating officer Albright of the Hot Springs Police Department.

Thompson’s body was being held at the Garland County Coroner’s Office.

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