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Police: Bicyclist struck, killed in Russellville semi accident

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Authorities are investigating an accident that took place in Russellville Friday morning, reportedly involving a pedestrian on a bicycle and a semi-truck.

According to Ofc. Drew Latch with the Russellville Police Department, a bicyclist, whose name was released as Jimmy Hood by Pope County Coroner Leonard Krout, was struck by a semi-truck around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Weir and East Parkway streets.

Preliminary investigation reportedly shows that the semi was attempting to make a right turn onto East Parkway Drive, and struck Hood when he entered the Parkway crosswalk traveling southbound.

He said Hood, 55, was pronounced dead on scene.

Arkansas State Police, Russellville police, Russellville Fire Department, and the Pope County Coroner were among the responders on scene. Investigation is ongoing.

According to Ofc. Latch, a memorial service will be held Friday evening at 7 at Little Ceasars on Arkansas Ave., where Hood worked as a sign carrier. Janice Lawton, owner of Mattress Max which is located near the scene of an accident, said she has seen him almost every day for six years, riding his three-wheel bicycle. She said he was beloved in the community and will be greatly missed.

According to Hood's obituary on Tributes.com, another memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at First Free Will Baptist Church in Russellville.