Man Hit by Cars While Trying to Walk Across I-49, Dies


A Springdale man, who was hit by several cars while trying to cross Interstate 49 on foot, died from his injuries Saturday morning, December 29, according to a preliminary fatal crash report from Arkansas State Police (ASP).

On December 22, Jesus Diaz, 60, from Springdale, tried to cross I-49 south, near exit 67, shortly after 11:30 a.m., according to the report. 

During Diaz’s attempt to walk across the lanes he was struck by several cars, according to ASP. 

Diaz was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center and he died a week later from injuries sustained in the incident, according to the report.

Next of kin has been notified.

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