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POLICE: Mother was at the scene when her two children were struck, killed by semi truck on highway


Three children died in two separate incidents in Arkansas on Tuesday morning, including one incident involving a tractor trailer. 

Arkansas State Police are investigating after two young children were apparently struck and killed by a semi truck at the 98 mile marker of Highway 67 south of the Jackson and Craighead County lines at around 4 a.m.

According to the press release, 10-year-old Michael Rogers III and 3-year-old Princess Josh-Lyn Logan were found dead when police arrived. Their mother, 26-year-old Latoya Taylor, was also found at the scene uninjured. The truck driver involved in the incident, 77-year-old Gerald Sanders, was also unhurt. 

Several hours later at around 9 a.m., police received reports of a child being dropped from a moving vehicle on Interstate 30 near the 117 mile marker in Saline County. The child died at the scene as police awaited medical assistance. The child’s identity is not known, but officials determined them to be around 2 years old. 

As of Wednesday, September 16th, CID Agents were questioning witnesses, but no arrests have been made and no formal charges have been filed. The investigation is still ongoing.


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