Truck accident closes portion of Highway 69

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A portion of Highway 69 just one mile into Independence County was temporarily closed early Saturday.
According to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas, an 18-wheeler and pickup truck collided, leading to the road closure.

Officials estimated the road was closed for about about an hour and a half.
At this point, the extent of injuries is unknown, but the truck driver was taken to a hospital by helicopter.

We will release more information as it becomes available.
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