At 4:45 am the Smithville and Strawberry Fire Departments along with ProMed Ambulance and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies were paged to a vehicle versus motorcycle accident at the intersection of Hwy 115 and Hwy 117 near Jesup.

At 5:05 am responders arrived on scene to find the operator of the motorcycle deceased at the scene. Paramedics continued to respond to check on the driver of the vehicle which reportedly had airbag deployment as well.

The original dispatch reported vehicle vs bike, authorities on scene confirmed it was some sort of dirt bike involved in this mornings deadly accident.

The Arkansas State Police have been requested to investigate the accident.

Units are still on scene, we will update as information is released by authorities.