BY MELANIE BUCK –
A fully loaded 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 71 North on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the intersection of Polk 74, also known as Holly Springs Road. Officials on the scene said the truck slid off of the roadway, overturning onto its top side, into a deep ditch.
The accident caused the trailer of the semi to burst open in the middle, losing a small part of the loaded lumber inside. As of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officials were waiting on a wrecker to remove the truck, trailer, and load.
Drivers are advised to use caution in the area while they work to remove all debris.
The driver was transported to Mena Regional Health System with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.