OCTOBER 19, 2006 - Posted at 4:57 p.m. CDT
FORREST CITY, AR - State Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver who was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 40.
Police say 62-year-old Earl Talley of Memphis died in the crash yesterday near Forrest City.
Talley's 18-wheeler burst into flames upon striking the rear of another westbound 18-wheeler near the rest area just east of the Crowley's Ridge Road exit.
The accident occured just before 6:45 a.m. The other driver wasn't hurt.
The eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate were closed Wednesday morning. The eastbound lanes reopened about 9 a.m., while the westbound lanes remained closed until after 3 p.m. as workers cleaned up the debris.
State police are still investigating the accident.