Local Man Killed When Motorcycle Hits Truck, Monday NightMarch 10th, 2009 by Joe Burgess
At approximately 7:23 Monday evening, Derrick Johnson, age 34 of Wilmar, was traveling east on HWY 278, 1/2 mile west of the Monticello city limits, when he came up behind a 1995 Dodge pick up, being driven by a Monticello man, and struck right rear of the truck at a high rate of speed.
Johnson and his 2008 Kawasaki came to rest in the ditch on the south side of the highway. The Dodge pulled over on the shoulder, after the impact.
Johnson was not wearing a helmet.
Tommy’s Wrecker removed the motorcycle from the scene.Â The truck was not towed.
Arkansas State Trooper Clayton Moss worked the accident scene. Monticello Police Dept. and the Drew County Sheriff’s Office also responded.