TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down I-555

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down I-555
The crash Friday morning shut down I-555 in Jonesboro and sent at least one person to the hospital. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A crash involving two cars and a semi-truck shut down parts of Interstate 555 and sent at least one person to the hospital.

TRAFFIC ALERT

LIVE: accident slows down traffic on I-555 in Jonesboro.

Posted by Region 8 News on Friday, May 22, 2020

Jeff Presley, Jonesboro E911 director, reported the crash just after 7 a.m. Friday.

According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the crash was located in the southbound lanes of I-555 at the 39.9 mile marker. That’s in front of Love’s Travel Stop on Parker Road.

A crash Friday morning shut down Interstate 555 in Jonesboro.
A crash Friday morning shut down Interstate 555 in Jonesboro. (Source: Google Maps)

The crash involves an overturned semi-truck and two cars.

Presley said that there were reports of entrapment and injuries.

A Jonesboro police officer told our reporter the driver of the semi-truck was taken to the hospital. Arkansas State Police is in charge of the investigation.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates as they become available.

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