FedEx truck crashes on Arkansas interstate, ends up over hillside on creek


FedEx truck crashed on a highway in Arkansas on Friday.

>> Read more trending news 

After crashing over the guardrail on I-40 westbound, the truck ended up on a steep hillside and partially in a creek, police said.

According to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office, traffic going both directions on I-40 is being significantly impacted. 

The accident happened near mile marker 255. 

Police also said a separate fire near mile marker 256 is affecting eastbound traffic. 

According to ArDOT, the inside lanes are closed surrounding those incidents going both directions. 

The St. Francis County Sheriff's Department said the driver of the FedEx truck was airlifted to a Memphis hospital. 

His condition is unknown at this time.


Reader Comments


Next Up in Local

Reports of fully involved dwelling fire in Miami County
Reports of fully involved dwelling fire in Miami County

We are hearing reports of a fully involved dwelling fire in the 6200 block of Tipp-Elizabeth Road. All occupants are reportedly outside from the fire that was reported around 8:30 p.m. According to initial report, the fire is heavy and on all floors. We are working to learn more and will update this page when more information becomes available.
First trailer for new ‘Downton Abbey’ movie released: ‘You’re cordially invited…’
First trailer for new ‘Downton Abbey’ movie released: ‘You’re cordially invited…’

“You are cordially invited to return to Downton Abbey.”  >> Read more trending news  The first official trailer for the eagerly anticipated movie based on the award-winning PBS Masterpiece drama was released with little detail about what might happen next at the Grantham estate, but it expressly invites fans to the big-screen...
Christmas gift fail? A toy that’s powered by yelling and chases kids is freaking people out
Christmas gift fail? A toy that’s powered by yelling and chases kids is freaking people out

“The louder you yell, the faster they go.” The advertising slogan for a new spider-like Hasbro toy line, Yellies, caters to the boisterous kid that gets a thrill out of voice-activated toys, but some critics are calling the toy a parent’s worst nightmare. >> Read more trending news  Hasbro introduced the controversial new...
Local photographers donate talent to help Montgomery County foster kids
Local photographers donate talent to help Montgomery County foster kids

Four local photographers came together Sunday to donate their time and use their talent to help foster kids. Montgomery County Children Services’ Foster Parent Advisory Committee (FPAC) came up with the idea to have the children professionally photographed. The organization says the pictures will then be put on the county’s adoption website...
Middletown police confirm shooting being investigated as homicide
Middletown police confirm shooting being investigated as homicide

The death of a 48 -year-old Middletown man who was fatally shot over the weekend is being investigated as a homicide, according to police. Maj. Scott Reeve of the Middletown Division of Police said both Benny A. Barefield and the vehicle he was driving were struck by gunfire around 10:30 p.m. Friday on 9th Avenue and Yankee Road just north of Verity...
More Stories