U.S. 63 Re-Opened to Traffic Following Deadly 18-Wheeler Collision near Black Rock

MARCH 10, 2005 - Posted at 7:12 a.m. CST, updated at 8:03 a.m. CST, updated at 8:58 a.m. CST

BLACK ROCK, AR -  A spokesman with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department says U.S. 63 in western Lawrence County has been re-opened to traffic following a deadly collision of two 18-wheelers this morning.

The Sheriff's Department said one of the truck drivers was killed in the accident that occured just before 6 a.m.  One of the trucks erupted in flames following the collision, killing the driver of the truck that burned.  The driver's name has not yet been released by authorities.  The highway was closed for approximately two hours and authorities re-routed traffic to highways 115 and 117.

The accident occured between Black Rock and Imboden.