Two reported dead in fiery semi crash on Arkansas interstate

Transportation officials are asking drivers to seek alternate routes after a series of serious crashes shut down a major Arkansas interstate.

The fatal crash reportedly occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, on westbound I-40 near mile marker 68 in Johnson County, Arkansas.

The crash reportedly involved multiple semi trucks and other vehicles and caused a massive fire.

Multiple fire and rescue and law enforcement agencies including the Arkansas Highway Patrol responded.

Pottsville is at the 88 mile marker but if you are having to pass through Pope County on Interstate 40, you will want to…

Posted by Pottsville Arkansas Police Department on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Local news outlet the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that two people died in the crash. It isn’t yet clear how many people are injured.

A previous crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on I-40 about two miles west of the 4:30 a.m. crash. A third crash occurred around 8 a.m. on eastbound I-40 near mile marker 68.

Third crash on I-40 involving 18-wheelers injures two

Posted by River Valley Now on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This is a developing story.