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Semi truck’s 50 foot plunge into river kills driver, injures others


A truck driver was killed in a wreck on a bridge in Arkansas early on Monday morning. 

The accident happened on the early morning of March 7th in Franklin County.

According to 4029 News, the semi truck was driving along eastbound Interstate 40 between Ozark and Coal Hill when it lost control and drove through the guardrail of a bridge. The impact sent debris flying and caused the rig to skid off the side of the bridge and fall 50 feet into the creek below. 

Two motorists were injured from the flying debris and transported to a nearby hospital with non life threatening injuries. The truck driver died in the crash and their truck was completely decimated. The exact reason behind the crash has not been released. 

I-40 eastbound was shut down for several hours as crews used equipment to haul the wrecked rig out of the creek and back onto the bridge. As of 5:30 a.m. the lanes were reopened. 


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