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Highway 79 crash kills young Camden man

A one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Stephens left a Camden man dead.

According to a preliminary fatal crash summary report released by Arkansas State Police, Jacob Marks, 20, was traveling north on Highway 79 in a 2002 Chevrolet when he left the roadway and struck an embankment.

The crash happened near the highway’s junction with Tidwell Street. The accident occurred at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, under clear weather and dry skies, according to Trooper Shabby C. Moore Jr., who investigated the crash.

Jacob Marks, 20, perished as a result of a vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 79 in Stephens. | Google maps

Marks’s body was being held at the Ouachita County Morgue.