Arkansas man Killed in Motorcycle Crash west of Hyattville

On June 15th at 1612 hours on WY 31 approximately 9 miles west of Hyattville, WY, 73 year old John Moore of Lonoke, Arkansas was killed when the 3 wheel motorcycle he was driving collided with a car stopped on the highway for a cattle crossing.  According to the investigative report, 30 year old Tim Kirkman of Redmond, OR had his Ford Focus stopped in the driving lane of WY 31 waiting as a herd of cattle were crossing the roadway.  Moore, and his 15 year old passenger Clinton Miller of Jacksonville, Arkansas approached from the rear and collided with the Kirkman vehicle.  Moore’s motorcycle then rolled three times ejecting both occupants.  Moore, who was not wearing a helmet died at the scene of the crash.  Miller who was wearing a helmet was transported to St. Vincent hospital and was admitted.  Neither occupant of the Ford Focus was injured.   

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reminds all motorists that although not a regular occurrence, cattle and other livestock crossings do occur on many of Wyoming’s secondary highways and motorists should always be aware of their surroundings and the possibility that traffic in front of them may be stopped or slowed down for any number of reasons.  Wearing a seat belt or a helmet and never allowing yourself to be distracted while driving greatly increases your chances of avoiding serious injury or death. 
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