Kenneth Joseph Brown, 24, of Vilonia was killed Sunday and two others injured in a head-on collision on State Highway 65 just north of Clinton.
A preliminary report filed by the Arkansas State Police said Brown was southbound in a 1999 Acura when he entered the oncoming lane to pass another vehicle.
Brown's passenger, Cory J. Muldoon, 23, of Conway is listed in stable condition at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
The driver of the northbound vehicle, Kelly Crowe, 22, of Springfield, Mo., also was transported to UAMS. Her condition was unavailable Monday.
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:47 p.m. Road conditions were recorded as clear and dry.
Brown and his passenger were not wearing seat belts, according to the report.