‘Major’ crash with injuries shut down Johnson Avenue

‘Major’ crash with injuries shut down Johnson Avenue
Jeff Presley, Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 director, reported the crash happened at the intersection of Johnson and Bridge shortly after 1:30 p.m. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A “major” crash with injuries Monday afternoon shut down traffic on Johnson Avenue.

Jeff Presley, Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 director, reported the crash happened at the intersection of Johnson and Bridge Street shortly after 1:30 p.m.

“All westbound traffic on Johnson is closed at this time,” he said.

Emergency crews had to use the "jaws of life" to rescue a victim trapped inside one of the vehicles.
Emergency crews had to use the "jaws of life" to rescue a victim trapped inside one of the vehicles. (Source: KAIT-TV)

Two wreckers, as well as three ambulances and a fire engine, have been called to the scene.

Miranda Reynolds, our reporter on the scene, said emergency crews used the “jaws of life” to rescue a victim trapped inside one of the vehicles.

Region 8 News will update this story as details emerge.

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