Accident on Arkansas-Missouri State Line Claims One Life

SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 - Posted at 4:02 p.m. CDT

CARDWELL, MO - A two-vehicle accident at the U.S. 412 bridge over the St. Francis River and bayou this afternoon has claimed one life.

The wreck happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. just east of the span connecting Greene County, Arkansas and Dunklin County, Missouri, just west of Cardwell, Missouri.

Witnesses tell K8 News the accident happened when an 18-wheeler collided with with a car, causing the car to erupt in flames, just beyond the eastern end of the bridge, on the Missouri side of the river.

The driver of the car was reportedly killed.  No other official details are available at this time.