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Two dead in collision involving police cruiser and big rig on I-40 in Arkansas

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Two people were killed in a crash involving a police cruiser and a big rig on I-40 in Arkansas on Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, on I-40 at the Jennette exit near mile marker 268 in Crittenden County, Arkansas.

Fox 13 reports that a semi truck collided with an Arkansas Highway Police Unit vehicle in the eastbound lanes of I-40.

After striking the police cruiser, the truck hit a guardrail and rolled over.

The semi truck caught fire following the crash.

Two people have been confirmed dead.

A police officer has been hospitalized with injuries from the crash, according to WREG.

Four-mile traffic backups have been reported in the area.

As of 12:30 p.m., transportation officials say that the right lane of eastbound I-40 remains blocked. 

This is a developing story.

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