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Girl Tragically Dies and Two Others are Injured in Interstate 40 Crash in Arkansas

November 20, 2019

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, AR – According to an online news report at, a girl tragically died and two others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred on Interstate 40 over this past weekend.*

The identification of the minors involved in the accident has not been released to the public at this time.  The accident happened on Interstate 40 west between Wheatley and Palestine in the morning hours.  Per a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, a Jeep sports utility vehicle in which the minors were riding was attempting to pull off of the road onto the inside shoulder when it was hit by a cargo van driven by a 42-year-old man from Hixon, Tennessee.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Arkansas State Police.  

According to archives from the Arkansas State Police, there were 447 fatal automobile accidents in Arkansas back in 2018.  These accidents included single-vehicle wrecks, head-on collisions, pedestrian deaths, drunk driving accidents, trucking accidents, and train collisions. These 447 accidents resulted in 492 deaths.

The month of June was the most dangerous month for accidents, where there were 48 fatal car crashes.  May, which came in second, had 47 crashes.  The fewest number of deadly wrecks occurred in February, which had 25.

Of the 447 fatal crashes, 63 happened on interstates.  The most dangerous interstate in Arkansas back in 2018 was Interstate 40, where 24 fatal car crashes happened.  Interstate 40 collects Tennessee through Little Rock to Oklahoma.  

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