Crash with injuries shuts down lanes on Hwy. 49

Crash with injuries shuts down lanes on Hwy. 49
A man allegedly pulled a knife on medics in an ambulance. (Source: WSAZ/Gray News)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A crash Wednesday morning shut down all southbound lanes of Highway 49 in Brookland.

Jonesboro/Craighead County E-911 Director Jeff Presley reported the crash around 7:45 a.m.

The crash occurred at the highway’s intersection with School Street, in front of the Jordan’s Kwik Stop.

The crash occurred at the highway’s intersection with School Street, in front of the Jordan’s convenience store.
The crash occurred at the highway’s intersection with School Street, in front of the Jordan’s convenience store. (Source: Google Maps)

A Region 8 News employee states traffic was “really backed up, affecting school drop off.” He reports as many as three vehicles, including an SUV and a truck, were involved.

Southbound lanes heading into Jonesboro were closed, as of 7:51 a.m.

Brookland Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene, as well as Emerson Ambulance Service.

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