A traffic accident Thursday night in Clark County claimed the life of a Bluff City man.

A traffic accident Thursday night in Clark County claimed the life of a Bluff City man.
According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police accident report, Bill Walker, 83, was killed when the vehicle he was driving ran into the side of a tractor-trailer. The accident was reported at 11:06 p.m. near the intersection of Arkansas 53 and Wyndal Road.
The reports states that Walker was driving a 1997 Ford South on the highway, approaching Wyndal Road. A 2015 model Freightliner, driven by James Giles, 39, of Waynesboro, Mississippi, was turning north onto the highway from Wyndal Road. Walker failed to brake, and his car collided with the side of the trailer being pulled by Giles.
Walker died at the scene. The weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the accident.
Trooper First Class Christopher S. Harper investigated the accident. Walker's body was turned over to Welch Funeral Home.