Oklahoma man dies in wreck in Benton County


BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — A man from Sallisaw, Oklahoma died in a single-car wreck in Benton County on Monday night.

Danny Ritter, 67, was traveling westbound on Highway 12 just before 6 p.m. The truck drifted off the roadway to the left, traveled through a fence and across a field before striking a tree.

Ritter later died at a hospital in Siloam Springs.

This was the 246th fatality accident in Arkansas in 2019.

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