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Driver airlifted after crash with semi

Updated: Jan. 27, 2021 at 11:04 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A driver of a car was extricated and airlifted to a Memphis hospital after a Wednesday evening crash involving an 18-wheeler at East Highland Drive and Commerce Drive, according to Jonesboro police.

Jonesboro Police Public Information Specialist Sally Smith says dispatch received the call about a crash involving an 18-wheeler and passenger car around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Smith says the 18-wheeler was traveling west on East Highland Drive and merged into the center lane to turn left onto Commerce Drive and failed to yield the right of way to the car traveling east on Highland.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, the road is back open.

Update 8:00pm: Road is back open. ⚠️TRAFFIC ALERT⚠️ East bound traffic on E Highland Dr (heading out of town) is...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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