Update: One Killed in Fiery I-440 Crash Involving 3 Vehicles

Update: (March 20)
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas State Police have released the names of those who were injured and killed in Wednesday's deadly I-440 accident. Truck driver Terry R. Harrell, 60 of Jacksonville died at the scene.

Three others were reported injured in the fiery crash. The report identifies them as truck driver Jose E. Arellano, 38 of Rio, Colorado, Leigh V. Miller, 23, driver of a Chevrolet Impala and her passenger, Devontae Akins 21, both of Little Rock. Official details of exactly how the accident happened are not yet being released.

Original Story: (March 19)
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas State Police (ASP) say one person was killed in a fiery collision that involved a car and two tractor trailer rigs on Interstate 440 this afternoon.

It happened just before 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Fourche Dam Pike exit and shutdown traffic in both directions. Troopers were still on the scene two hours later.

The ASP says based on initial information, the driver of a car had tried to back the vehicle in an eastbound lane when it was hit from behind by a tractor trailer rig that jackknifed on impact.  

The first large truck was then struck by a second big rig, and all the wreckage was engulfed in flames as troopers arrived on the scene. 

Two people were also injured in the accident but their conditions are not known. 

Eastbound traffic on I-440 from I-30 and I-530 is being diverted through downtown Little Rock along I-30.

Westbound traffic on I-440 was moving slowly at last report since one lane was closed for use by emergency vehicles. 
As of 4 p.m., the ASP said it was unknown when traffic will be allowed to re-enter the eastbound lanes of I-440 near Fourche Dam Pike.

Video courtesy: Shaderra Heard

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