A head-on collision left a trucker dead after domestic violence suspect police chase ended in a fiery crash on Interstate 55.
The accident happened between Marion, Arkansas and Hernando, Mississippi on Interstate 55 on Wednesday, October 11th.
According to WREG 3, the motorist began the series of events by ramming his car into a car driven by a woman with a no-contact order against him, forcing her vehicle into a concrete wall. Police then began pursuing the man from Arkansas into Mississippi.
Officers used stop sticks to stop the car, but the suspect drove into oncoming traffic on I-55, where he collided head-on with a semi truck. The truck driver did not survive the crash.
“I looked behind me in my rearview mirror and there was a white truck coming and there were several police officers behind him. And he got up there, he hit the stop sticks, flipped, and the semi was coming and they collided and it was just an explosion of black smoke,” Milynda Richardson, who was driving on the interstate at the time of the incident. “It was just like black smoke and fire and I could hear crackling.”
“Why are people so stupid to run from police because it’s going to end in a bad way for not only them but innocent bystanders,” she continued.
The suspect was transported to the hospital after the accident, but was soon taken into custody for the incident, which is still being actively investigated.