MENA, AR – A man Arkansas State Police report was fleeing from law enforcement is dead after wrecking his pickup. The crash happened just before 11:00pm, Saturday night.
According to reports, 32 year old Michael Lawrence of Mena, was fleeing police southbound on Polk County Road 95, just south of Highway 8, when he lost control of his vehicle. The truck the victim was driving left the road and struck a tree. Lawrence was taken to a Hot Springs hospital and later pronounced dead by the coroner.
No word yet on why the victim was being pursued by police.