A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Paragould man.

According to a fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police, Cecil Nelson, 58, died early Sunday morning when a 2019 Can Am off-road vehicle in which he was a passenger, left the roadway to the left, struck a tree and overturned.

According to the preliminary report, filed by Arkansas State Trooper Jarrod Lyerly, the wreck occurred at 12:35 a.m. on July 26 in the vicinity of 1006 Greene 733 Road, between the Bethel and Finch communities. The Can Am was northbound when it departed the roadway. Three occupants of the vehicle were ejected from the vehicle.

Greene County Coroner Dick Pace pronounced Nelson dead at the accident scene.

Two other occupants of the Can Am sustained injuries, Rex Nelson, 50, was listed as the driver of the vehicle in the report, and Cindy Carter, 42, was also listed as a passenger.

According to Lyerly’s report, they were transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

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