I-40 in Arkansas

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  1. AFSTruckerswife

    AFSTruckerswife Light Load Member

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    Has anyone heard what happened today on Eastbound I-40 at exit 157 in Arkansas? There was an accident involving at least 3 vehicles....a Crete 18 wheeler, a pick up and either a van or SUV.(could not tell due to extensive damage.) The Crete truck had front end damage, the pu truck was about flattened like a pancake and the van/SUV was crushed beyond the front doors. Word on the CB said 5 fatalities. I have searched for news but have found none. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family's of all involved.
     
  2. AFSTruckerswife

    AFSTruckerswife Light Load Member

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    Still can not find out any info through the media. Does anyone know anything about this?
     
  3. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    I went through about 10 pm last night. I must of just missed it?? I fueled at the 161 :)
     
  4. AFSTruckerswife

    AFSTruckerswife Light Load Member

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    If memory serves me, it was around 3 PM. Traffic was backed up over 7 miles and we were being rerouted off exit 147. The road we took paralleled I-40 and we could see the accident site with clarity. It was horrific.
     
  5. timchandle

    timchandle Bobtail Member

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    I think you may have your mile markers confused. There was a similar accident at MM 254 around 2:48pm. Attached is the preliminary Police Report. www .asp.state.ar.us/fatal/index.php?do=view_reports&accident_number=296&year_rec=2010
     
  6. AFSTruckerswife

    AFSTruckerswife Light Load Member

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  7. doctorbs

    doctorbs Bobtail Member

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    6:00 news says two killed in Arkansas but not sure it was THAT accident. This report said trucks began to pile up and kept pileing up. Will take until tomorrow to clear wreckage.

     
  8. bulldozerbert

    bulldozerbert Medium Load Member

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    hey doctor, this was an old thread...........:biggrin_255:
     
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  9. doctorbs

    doctorbs Bobtail Member

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    I can't pull up that prelimnary report but I'm still trying.
     
  10. bulldozerbert

    bulldozerbert Medium Load Member

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    I thought you were talking of a recent acident.

    Sorry.................
     
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