State Police asking for public’s help in locating vehicle involved in Conway County fatal hit-and-run

State Police

The Arkansas State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle suspected to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run of a bicyclist in Conway County that left a 32-year-old man dead.

State Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a dark red, maroon, or burgundy, Dodge Ram pickup truck (2012-22 model) that possibly has considerable damage to the truck’s front passenger side, particularly around the headlight.

State law enforcement says that Travis Frank Sponer was riding a bicycle in the northbound lane on State Highway 9 north of Oppelo late into the night on May 16. At around midnight, Sponer was struck from the rear by a northbound vehicle.

State Police say that the impact of the crash sent Sponer’s body into a ditch alongside the highway.

The criminal investigation division and highway patrol division have assigned personnel to the case.

Anyone with information about the deadly crash, or knows of a vehicle matching the description of the Dodge pickup truck or has seen a truck with such damage, is asked to call the Arkansas State Police, Troop J Headquarters in Clarksville at  by calling 479-754-3096.