Names released in deadly semi/tractor accident

POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police has released the names of the two men involved in a deadly 18-wheeler and tractor accident.

The accident happened around 10:30 Friday morning on Highway 135 between Lepanto and Rivervale.

According to Arkansas State Police, 46-year-old Billy Wayne Pritchard was going south on Highway 135 when he rear-ended 62-year-old Herbert Brewer on a John Deere tractor.

Brewer was killed in the accident, Pritchard was uninjured.

The semi involved in the accident is leased to J.A.K. out of Marion.

ASP says the 18-wheeler lost control after the accident and ended up jumping a ditch and coming to rest in a nearby field. The John Deere tractor was thrown off to the right side of the road.

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