10-year-old boy, 3-year-old girl killed in morning crash

Incident under investigation by Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division

10-year-old boy, 3-year-old girl killed in morning crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Two young children died Tuesday morning when a semi-truck hit them.

According to a crash report from Arkansas State Police, the incident happened just before 3:50 a.m. at the 98 mile-marker on U.S. Highway 67, north of Newport.

According to IDriveArkansas.com, the crash occurred about two miles northeast of Exit 95.
According to IDriveArkansas.com, the crash occurred about two miles northeast of Exit 95. (Source: IDriveArkansas.com)

Arkansas State Police confirmed in a news release Tuesday evening that the minors died when a 2020 Kenworth traveling south struck them in the traffic lane.

“State troopers of the Highway Patrol Division were dispatched to the 98-mile marker of U.S. Highway 67 south of the Jackson and Craighead County line where two children were found dead,” the news release said.

ASP identified the victims as 10-year-old Michael Rogers III and his 3-year-old sister, Princess Josh-Lyn Logan.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Troopers also found the mother of the children, Latoya Taylor, 26, at the scene, but she was not physically injured.

Road conditions were dry and the weather was clear at the time of the crash.

In an unrelated incident, ASP responded to a call just before 9 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 30 in Saline County of a young child being dropped from a moving vehicle near mile marker 117.

The child, believed to be 2 years old, died after troopers arrived on the scene while awaiting emergency care.

ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division special agents are questioning witnesses in each case. No arrests have been made in either case.

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