by: Scott McCaulley

A man from Louisiana is dead and a woman injured after a motorcycle accident near Jasper in Newton County just after Noon on Friday.

The Arkansas State Police reports the accident occurred when 61-year-old Giles Gober tried to negotiate a right hand curve on Highway 74 as he approached the intersection with Highway 7. Gober’s motorcycle crossed the center line into the eastbound lane and then struck a concrete curve before coming to a rest.

Gober died in the accident while a passenger on the motorcycle, 60-year-old Ellen Gober, sustained unspecified injuries.

According to the ASP Report, road conditions were wet due to rain falling at the time.