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Arkansas State Trooper Summit investigated a crash Thursday Morning where a westbound truck struck an unoccupied car parked on the shoulder of Highway 270W.
Evidence at the scene showed that the westbound pick-up truck crossed the right side fog line and struck the rear of a car parked on the shoulder of the highway. The impact forced the parked car forward slightly and spun it counter clockwise approximately 90°. It came to final rest on the grassy roadside. After impact, the truck continued west through the grassy roadside and struck a large utility pole. Power line(s) crashed to the ground knocking out power to a good portion of Royal. Live power lines on the ground started a tiny grass fire. The truck came to final rest against the utility pole after striking it head on.
The cause of the crash is believed to be related to driver fatigue.
The Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol assisted as necessary.
Piney Fire Troops were quick to respond. They took care of the tiny grass fire, assisted with patient care and directed traffic through the scene.
Pete Hill’s Wrecker took charge of and removed at least 1 of the vehicles from the scene.
Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 15 minutes.