18-Wheeler Overturns South of Jonesboro on U.S. 49

DECEMBER 6, 2005 - Posted at 2:02 p.m. CST, updated at 2:08 p.m.

GIBSON SWITCH, AR - Arkansas State Police and other emergency personnel are on the scene south of Jonesboro at this hour, where an 18-wheeler overturned after apparently failing to negotiate the curve on U.S. 49 at the Gibson Switch community.

Few details are available at this time, but authorities at the scene told K8 News that the driver had to be extracated from his truck and his injuries appear to be serious.  State Police have not yet revealed the identity of the driver.

The accident occured at approximately 12:30 p.m.

K8 News will have more details at they become available.