Newport Teenager Fatally Injured in Collision

18-year-old Michael Matteson (Newport, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that took place on Monday, June 8, 2020.

At approximately 1:25 p.m. Mr. Matteson was traveling south on Highway 69 south of Newark when his vehicle (1997 Jeep) crossed the centerline and struck the trailer and rear tandems of a northbound 18-wheeler (2012 Freightliner).

Conditions were reportedly cloudy and dry.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: Highway 69, Newark, Arkansas, Independence County:

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