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.