A 28-year-old Arkansas trucker was killed Friday when his
truck was hit
head-on by a straight truck whose driver reportedly jumped
out of just before the collision.
The crash happened on Highway 67-167 in Searcy, AR, located
to the northeast of Little Rock.
Police told KTHV-TV
the driver of the straight truck - which was carrying cylinders of pressurized
gas - mistakenly thought his truck was on fire and jumped out while it was
His truck then collided with a tractor-trailer driven by
Charles Inloes Junior of Batesville, AR.
Inloes was killed. The other driver - Woodzell Harris of
Little Rock - suffered minor injuries, according to local media reports.