Man dies when truck hits ditch, overturns and ejects him

Authorities have identified him as a Hot Springs, Ark., resident

Man dies when truck hits ditch, overturns and ejects him
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HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, Ark. (KSLA) — An Arkansas man died in a one-vehicle accident, authorities report.

It happened at 10:06 a.m. Saturday in Deann.

That’s a community west of Prescott, Ark., and north-northeast of Hope, Ark.

Arkansas State Police identified the man as 50-year-old John A. Prater, of Hot Springs, Ark.

He was driving a 1989 Chevrolet C-1500 south on Hempstead County Road 207 when the accident happened.

Prater was ejected from the pickup when the truck left the road, struck a ditch and overturned, according to the preliminary crash summary.

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