A Saturday afternoon crash in Paragould claimed the life of Damien Kenny Crain Johnston, 22, of Paragould.

The crash happened at 2:47 p.m. at Highway 412 West and Hillcrest Street.

According to a summary of the crash reported by the Arkansas State Police, Johnston was traveling west on 412 on a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle. Witnesses report that a vehicle headed east on 412, a 2007 Ford, crossed over into the westbound lanes of traffic. Witnesses also stated that the motorcycle attempted to avoid the Ford by swerving to the left just as the Ford swerved back into the turn lane, striking the Yamaha.

No information on the driver of the Ford was provided by state police.

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