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Tree Falls On Traffic..18-Wheeler hit Car And Tree – MOUNTAIN PINE

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Originally posted on June 21, 2020 at 12:53AM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group.  To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.

Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Wagner investigated a crash last week where a tree fell into the highway, after a significant rainfall event, directly into the path of a passenger vehicle which was followed quickly by an approaching 18-wheeler striking the car and then the tree.

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Evidence at the scene suggested that the large tree fell onto the highway.  The westbound passenger car stopped and was struck by an 18-wheeler that was following the car.  The car came to final rest at the area of impact.  The 18-wheeler continued west, struck the tree and stopped just beyond the highway obstruction.

It is unknown to me what the 18-wheeler tanker was hauling – if anything.

Piney Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly.  They assisted as needed which included a rather involved effort to saw and remove the tree from the highway.

Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation Troops arrived quickly and assisted with the tree cleanup.

I’m not sure if LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene.  I did not see them and no injuries were reported.

Traffic flow was stopped at this location for at least 2 hours.