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Wreck in Crittenden Co. kills 2 construction workers


MARION, AR (KAIT/AP) - Two construction workers are dead and two other people are in the hospital after an accident Tuesday night in Crittenden County.

According to Arkansas State Police, just past 10pm Tuesday a truck was driving south on Interstate 55 in a construction zone near Marion. 

That's when the truck swerved into a closed lane and hit two workers along with an asphalt paver.

James Rains, 34, of Marion and Marshall Turner, 55, of Memphis were killed in the accident.


According to state police, 44-year-old George Walker of Beechpark, Ill., swerved into the closed lane and struck the two men and an asphalt truck.

Walker was injured in the collision along with his passenger, 43-year-old Nicole Johnson of Crystal Lake, Ill. Both were taken to The Med in Memphis.

State police say the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the collision.



Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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