Interstate 40 reopens after officer-involved shooting kills one

Interstate 40 reopens after officer-involved shooting kills one
(Source: ARDOT)
(Source: ARDOT)

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - Interstate 40 has reopened after an officer-involved shooting kills one person Monday in West Memphis.

According to a news release from Arkansas State Police, officials with the West Memphis Police Department requested assistance from ASP in the investigation involving the shooting.

The release said that officers attempted to stop a vehicle driving toward Memphis around 5 p.m.

During the pursuit, the driver reportedly hit police cars with his vehicle. The driver then started driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-40 toward the officers.

ASP said at least one officer fired at the driver.

The driver then crashed into a tanker truck.

The suspect, later identified as Ronald Clinton, 47, of Memphis was injured in the crash and had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The shutdown closed I-40 at the I-55 split heading into Memphis for 3 hours and 27 minutes.

Clinton's body was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine his cause of death.

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