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Accident, truck fire stop I-30 traffic

Accident, truck fire stop I-30 traffic

One man in hospital with serious injuries

May 16th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

Trucks and cars detour on the Four States Fair Parkway exit because of a vehicle fire at mile marker three of Interstate 30 eastbound on Wednesday in Texarkana, Ark. The vehicle that caught fire forced police to shut down the interstate to the Parkway exit and caused traffic to be backed up at a majority of the I-30 exits and to the bridge of Summerhill Road.

Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette.

Traffic was backed up in the eastbound lane of Interstate 30 Wednesday for several miles after a fiery crash between two semi-trucks.

Trucks and cars taking the Four States Fair Parkway exit due to a vehicle fire at mile marker three of Interstate 30 eastbound on Wednesday in Texarkana, Ark.

Trucks and cars taking the Four States Fair...

Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette.

The accident happened about 1:45 p.m. at the 3 mile marker , according to Texarkana, Ark., police.

Traffic was slowed down due to work on I-30, when a semi-truck ran into the back of another truck, according to TAPD.

The incident caused a chain reaction where another vehicle was struck from behind. The impact caused the vehicle in the middle to become engulfed in flames.

The driver, a 35-year-old man from Canada, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Traffic was being detoured off I-30 at exit 2.

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