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Update: LR Man Killed in I-30 Crash, 5 Others Hurt

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas State Police (ASP) has released details on a Tuesday morning traffic accident on Interstate 30 that killed one and left five others injured.

According to the preliminary accident report, it happened just before 5:45 a.m. on the Arkansas River Bridge in the eastbound lanes.

The ASP report identifies the person killed as Ralph Addy, Jr., 54, of Little Rock. He was the driver of a 2005 Cadillac. The report lists another man and a child in Addy's vehicle as injured.

The accident report states that the pileup happened after a 2005 Mazda struck the bridge rail and lost control. The vehicle then became disabled/stopped in the left lane. A 1999 Chevrolet then struck the back of the Mazda and came to a stop in front of the Mazda. The 2005 Cadillac driven by Addy struck the back of the Mazda, rotated and struck the concrete barrier before hitting the back of the Chevrolet.

The injured also included the driver of the Mazda and a child passenger, an adult passenger and a child passenger in the Cadillac and the driver of the 1999 Chevrolet. They were taken to UAMS, St. Vincent and Arkansas Children's Hospital but there's no further information on their condition.

The report also notes a fourth vehicle was involved in the accident, a 2011 Chevrolet.

Road conditions were noted as clear and dry.

Original story:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One person has died in a morning accident on Interstate 30.

The North Little Rock Fire Department says it happened in a multi-car pileup.

The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reported both the eastbound and westbound middle and left lanes were closed at Broadway St. due to the accident. The westbound lanes and one eastbound lane reopened about an hour later but the other closed eastbound lane remained closed until shortly before 9.

The Little Rock Fire Department, North Little Rock Police Department, and Arkansas State Police were also at the scene.

Authorities have not yet released any further information.

Other accidents reported by ARDOT on Tuesday morning:

  • Minor injury accident on Interstate 440 westbound in Little Rock near Bankhead Drive. It happened around 8 a.m. and shutdown the right and middle lanes for about two hours.
  • In Conway County on Interstate 40 westbound, the Hwy. 9 exit ramp was closed around 8 a.m. due to a disabled tractor trailer in Morrilton. The ramo reopened about an hour later.
  • In Pulaski County on Hwy. 67/167 southbound, the left lane was closed around 9 a.m. due to a five vehicle accident at the LRAFB Exit 11 in Jacksonville. 

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