Sheriff names deputy involved in multi-vehicle pileup
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Mississippi County Sheriff has revealed the identity of a deputy involved in a a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 Thursday morning.
Sheriff Dale Cook said Deputy Casey VanDyke, employed with MCSO for three years, was the deputy involved in the crash.
“She’s good! Neck’s a little sore, but she’s blessed. It would have been different if she were hit from the rear,” Sheriff Cook reported.
Sheriff Cook revealed that one of the two semi-trucks involved in the crash jackknifed, and VanDyke tried to stop but ended up getting hit instead. He added that Deputy VanDyke was on the way to another crash north of Blytheville when the crash happened on the Highway 67 overpass.
Arkansas State Police is investigating.
This is only one of multiple crashes reported Thursday morning on I-55 near Blytheville, according the the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Sheriff Cook explained that icy overpasses seemed to be the biggest culprit.
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