3 dead after multiple-vehicle highway crashes in Arkansas

3 dead crashes Arkansas

MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) — State police officials say three people have been killed after at least a dozen vehicles collided in different spots along heavily-traveled Interstate 30 in southwestern Arkansas.

Crash happened early afternoon Wednesday

The Arkansas Department of Transportation reports the crashes happened just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Midway, Arkansas, about 50 miles southwest of Little Rock. Arkansas State Police troopers were working to account for all of the motorists involved. Police say a fire was reported at one of the crash sites.

3 dead crashes Arkansas


Video from the scene showed multiple large trucks burning. Traffic was so paralyzed that state workers distributed snacks and water to stranded motorists.