One dead after head-on collision on I-555

91-year-old man killed in head-on crash

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Weiner man died Wednesday morning following a head-on collision on Interstate 555.

According to an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary, Billy Summers, 91, of Weiner, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of I-555 when his car hit a tractor-trailer head-on near the Nestle Road exit. The collision caused a secondary crash.

Summers was pronounced dead on the scene by the Craighead County coroner.

“This is a very serious accident with entrapment and injuries,” E-911 Director Jeff Presley said at the time of the crash.

The crash happened shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Nearly two hours after the crash, a section of I-555 remained closed to through traffic. By noon, police reopened the interstate’s northbound lanes, according to Presley.

The interstate fully reopened just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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