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Ward man killed in 1-car accident

A fatal car accident in Lonoke County claimed the life of a Ward man Friday night.

John Doran, 41, of Ward was heading south at 11:52 p.m. Friday near 11320 Arkansas Highway 31 when the 1990 Pontiac Grand Am he was driving veered off the east side of the road and crashed into a tree, according to a preliminary report released by the Arkansas State Police.

In the report, Trooper Alan Johnson said weather conditions were clear and the road was dry.

Doran’s death marks the 332nd reported death on a state highway this year.

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