Two Texans Die When Two 18-Wheelers Collide Head On In Arkansas

State police IDs 3 truckers killed in head-on I-40 crash


Three people were killed in a collision between two 18-wheelers on I-40 in Lonoke County on April 24, 2018, officials said.  The Arkansas State Police has identified three truckers killed when two big rigs collided earlier this week on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County.  Mark Lynch, 55, of Magnolia, Texas; Jesus Escareno, 47, of Houston; and Jerry Stice, 64, of Westville, Okla., were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police preliminary fatal crash summary.

About 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Stice was driving one of the trucks east on I-40 near the Carlisle exit. The truck crossed the median, skidded into the westbound lanes and struck the truck driven by Escareno, according to the summary. Lynch was a passenger in the rig driven by Escareno, the summary says.

Photographs from the crash indicate that one truck was from FedEx and the other was from Larry Williams Trucking, based in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

State police spokesman Bill Sadler said authorities were still investigating the crash Wednesday.

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