School Buses Collide near Trumann - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Trumann, AR

School Buses Collide near Trumann

MAY 11, 2004 - Posted at 3:57 p.m. CDT, updated at 4:19 p.m. CDT, updated at 5:26 p.m. CDT

TRUMANN, AR - Emergency responders in Poinsett County are at the scene of a major accident near Trumann at this hour. 

A 911 dispatcher in Poinsett County told K8 News that she sent every available first responder to the site of the accident after getting the call at approximately 2:45 p.m.

At least three school buses are involved in the accident, as well as four other vehicles.

A Poinsett County deputy told a K8 News crew at the scene that no children or students were on any of the buses at the time of the accident.  Approximately five to six people were injured, with two believed to be seriously hurt.  Law enforcement authorities have confirmed at least one fatality.  The deputy said it is believed that the accident was caused by a dust storm that suddenly blew up and severely hampered visibility.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Greek meeting opens dialogue at A-State

    Greek meeting opens dialogue at A-State

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:37:58 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-03-30 13:52:42 GMT
    A-State Dean B. Ellis Library (Source: KAIT)A-State Dean B. Ellis Library (Source: KAIT)

    A group of Greek students at Arkansas State University met Wednesday night to discuss the possible risks at Greek events, in light of recent incidents at the university. 

    A group of Greek students at Arkansas State University met Wednesday night to discuss the possible risks at Greek events, in light of recent incidents at the university. 

  • Trucker wants roads fixed, session may end before plan is made

    Trucker wants roads fixed, session may end before plan is made

    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-03-30 12:45:42 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-03-30 13:00:40 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    A Region 8 truck driver wants state highways improved but a battle over money may make it hard to get results.

    A Region 8 truck driver wants state highways improved but a battle over money may make it hard to get results.

  • Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-03-30 05:19:21 GMT
    (Source: AZGFD.net)(Source: AZGFD.net)

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

Powered by Frankly