3 people dead in 2 crashes on I-40 in St. Francis County

3 people dead in 2 crashes on I-40 in St. Francis County
One dead following motor vehicle accident in Summerville area. (Source: Live 5 News)

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, AR (WMC) - Arkansas state troopers worked three crashes Friday morning on westbound I-40 in St. Francis County, two of which were deadly.

The first two crashes happened near mile markers 259 and 260 just before 9 a.m. At least two commercial carrier trucks were involved.

One person has died as a result of the first crash, according to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office. Recovery crews are still working in the area.

ASP troopers responded to a third crash around 11:30 a.m. at mile marker 256 where at least three vehicles were involved. Two people died in that crash.

FedEx confirms one of their trucks was involved in Friday’s crashes. The company released a statement saying, “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those involved in today’s tragic accident. We are cooperating fully with authorities investigating the accident.”

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