Straight-Line Winds Overturn 18-Wheeler near Black Oak

MAY 31, 2006 - Posted at 4:26 p.m. CST

BLACK OAK, AR - Law enforcement authorities believe strong straightline winds are responsible for overturning a tractor-trailer rig on Arkansas 18 this afternoon, just west of Black Oak.

The accident happened at approximately 3 p.m. in eastern Craighead County.  The winds turned the truck on its side, but no one was seriously injured in the mishap, and no other formal details are available at this time.

The accident is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police and the Craighead County Sheriff's Department.