Ouachita County

A wreck on Arkansas 24 at Chidester in northwest Ouachita County has killed a Camden man.

Billy Ray Porchia Jr., 39, of Camden was killed about 7:41 a.m. Saturday in a one-vehicle wreck on Arkansas 24 in Chidester (Ouachita County).

According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Porchia was driving a 2005 model Honda east on the highway. He crossed the center line and oversteered to the right, causing the vehicle to skid and enter the eastbound roadside.

The vehicle struck a tree and rotated counter-clockwise. Porchia was ejected from the vehicle.

Porchia was taken to the Ouachita County Medical Center, where he died.

The weather was clear and the road was dry.

Cpl. Seqouyah Browning investigated the accident for the Arkansas State Police.

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