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Motorcyclist dies in Hot Spring County

A Hot Springs man was killed Thursday evening after losing control of a motorcycle on a gravel road.

According to a preliminary fatal crash summary filed by Arkansas State Police, William Eugene Hart, 50, was driving a Kawasaki KL 650 motorcycle southbound on a gravel driveway off of Thomas Loop in rural Hot Spring County when he lost control of the motorcycle and struck a tree.

Hart was transported to CHI St. Vincent hospital in Hot Springs, where he was pronounced deceased at 7:17 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.

The accident happened at 6:18 p.m. on dry roads and clear weather conditions, according to State Trooper Justin Parker, who investigated the accident.