the republic logo

Large wreck on Interstate 40 snarls traffic for hours on Interstate 40; Texas man killed

Share/Save/Bookmark

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas State Police say a Texas man was killed after his car was crushed between two tractor-trailers in a multivehicle wreck on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock.

State police say the wreck happened Wednesday afternoon during rush hour. According to a preliminary report, a tractor-trailer failed to slow for traffic and crashed into a car driven by 53-year-old Ronnie Smith of Dallas. The impact forced Smith's car into a tractor-trailer in front of him, and Smith's vehicle was crushed in between the two large trucks.

State police say Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of both tractor-trailers were injured and taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock.

Traffic was stalled for several hours as crews removed the wreckage.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.