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Sonia Renee Berry assisted with pics for this story.
Arkansas State Police investigated a rollover crash involving a loaded 18-wheeler around 11AM today on Highway 70 East in the area of Ten Mile Hill.
Evidence at the scene showed that the eastbound 18-wheeler may have exited the the right side of the pavement, lost control, rolled onto it’s passenger side and slid to final rest in the middle of the highway blocking at least 5 of the 6 lanes.
I arrived hours late to this crash and do not have much information about it. Any possible injury is unknown to me.
The trailer was loaded with huge rolls of what looked like brown paper.
Lonsdale Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly. They took charge of traffic control and otherwise assisted as necessary.
Arkansas Highway Police assisted at the scene as necessary.
Garland County Environmental Division sent troops to the scene to assist as necessary.
Holcomb’s Transport & Recovery Troops were able to scoot the wreckage to 1 side of the highway in order to handle unload and cleanup duties. They took charge of the wreckage/load and removed it from the scene.
Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 5 hours.