18-wheeler carrying frozen chicken catches fire; driver dead
MILLER COUNTY, Ark. (KSLA) - One person is dead after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler near the Arkansas/Louisiana state line.
The crash happened Thursday morning (Sept. 28) on I-49 N near the Doddridge exit. Officials say an 18-wheeler was headed north when somehow, the driver lost control and ran into some woods. The truck, carrying frozen chicken, then caught fire.
The driver was killed as a result of the crash. He was later identified as Earnest Martinez Jr., 35, of Harker Heights, Texas.
Arkansas State Police is working the wreck. No other information is currently available.
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