Update: 2 Dead, 21 Hurt When Log Truck Loses Brakes, Rolls into Bridge Construction Site

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Update (June 3, 3 p.m.):
CLINTON, AR – The Arkansas State Police has released the names of those killed in Monday’s log truck accident at a construction site on Highway 65.

They are Hubert Keith Moore, 51, of Chester who was pronounced dead at the scene,and Ricardo Trochez, 40, of Atkins, who died after being taken to a Clinton hospital.

The accident report also lists the driver of the log truck as Jerry Lyn Hickman, 39, of Bee Branch, who was listed as injured in the crash. His current condition is unknown.

The accident reports also notes that a rear tire blew out on Hickman’s truck as he approached the construction site, causing his load of logs to shift and overturn the truck.

Update (June 3, 9 a.m.):

CLINTON, AR – Two people have died and 21 more have been injured after a log truck loses its brakes, flips over and spills logs onto a bridge construction site.

It happened Monday afternoon along Highway 65, shutting down the highway and backing up traffic for miles.

Sheriff Scott Bradley with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says 40 men were working at the site. He says the falling logs hurt 21 of the workers, leaving 12 of them with serious injuries. 

Three of the injured were flown by helicopter to hospitals while seven more went by ambulance. There’s no further word on their conditions.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

The accident is under investigation by the Arkansas State Police.

Original story (June 2, 4:15 p.m.):
CLINTON, AR – A fatal accident has closed Highway 65, according to the Arkansas State Police (ASP).

ASP Spokesman Bill Sadler says the crash that happened this afternoon in Clinton involved a logging truck.

A photo sent to us from a viewer stuck in traffic near the scene showed vehicles backed up on Highway 65 for at least a mile.

Troopers were still on the scene at last report and no other information had been released.

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