Barnsdall couple killed in Arkansas wreck on June 18

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

A June 18 traffic accident Saturday night in Eureka Springs, Ark., left two people dead and another in jail facing charges of negligent homicide.

A preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police said 44-year-old David Magee and 45-year-old Marquita Magee, both of Barnsdall, died after another driver crossed the center line and struck their motorcycle.

The accident happened at 7:03 p.m. on Highway 62 west of the town, according to the report, which says the weather was clear and the roads were dry.

The report says the Magees were eastbound on a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when a westbound 2006 Ford F-150 crossed the center line and struck the motorcycle.

Although the driver of the truck is not identified in the state police report, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye confirmed Monday that the driver is David Charles Raupers, 63, of Van Etten, N.Y.

Raupers was booked into the county jail on Saturday. He is charged with negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving left of center, no seat held and disorderly conduct.

No bond has been set.