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18-Wheeler Crash Freezes Friday Rush Hour Traffic On Bypass – HOT SPRINGS

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Pics Submitted By Amanda Goodman, Kody C. Rice, Shenetta Boyd and Mary Woolery Ketcherside

Arkansas State Police assisted with investigating an 18-wheeler involved traffic crash on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway’s Westbound Albert Pike Road Exit Ramp this evening during Friday’s rush hour.

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Information about this crash is slim.  Evidence in the pics show that an 18-wheeler departed the pavement in the curve and collided with an embankment.  The recovery effort required that this exit be closed for the duration of the operation.

Any report of injury is unknown to me.

Traffic flow was rerouted.  The detour caused traffic to back up westbound on the Bypass from Albert Pike Road to well east of Airport Road.  Westbound traffic on Albert Pike Road was backed up well beyond Greeson’s Outdoors.  Traffic flow may have been affected in other areas as well.

*Editor’s Note: Arkansas 911 News does not publish pics that appear to have been taken by the operator of a motor vehicle in traffic.