Camden Arkansas man dies after wreck in Chidester

camden arkansas man dies wreck

Arkansas State Police said a Camden man died in an early morning Saturday accident. Police said the man’s vehicle skidded off a road in Chidester and struck a tree.

Authorities said 39-year-old Billy Ray Porchia Jr was traveling east on Arkansas 24  in a 2005 Honda when around  7:40 a.m.  he lost control. They said he crossed the center line and over-steered. Police said he skidded off the highway.

Camden man ejected from vehicle

State Police reported that  Porchia was ejected from the vehicle after it struck a tree and rotated.

camden arkansas man dies wreck

Weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the wreck, Arkansas State Police said.

Arkansas State Police said at least 425 people have died in accidents on Arkansas roads so far this year.