The Arkansas State Police have released a preliminary report of a four vehicle crash occurring on October 9, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. on I-40 east of the 120 mile marker. All of the vehicles were eastbound.
According to the report a 2015 Dodge Caravan driven by Brianna McCullough of St. Louis, MO, was slowing to a stop due to a traffic back-up when a 1996 Peterbilt tractor-trailer failed to stop. The semi apparently hit the Dodge Caravan pushing it into a 2013 GMC Terrain driven by Jacqueline Chandler, age 51 of Kansas City, MO. The Chandler vehicle then collided with a fourth vehicle which is reported to have left the scene.
A passenger in Ms. McCullough’s Dodge Caravan, Malcolm Xavier Webb, age 23 of Little Rock, was reportedly pronounced dead at 3:53 p.m. at Conway Regional Hospital. Other passengers, Aleisha Brown, age 22, from Sherwood, Joshua Banner-Summerville, age 22 of Little Rock, and Jacob C. Deaver, age 26 of Sherwood, were all reported to be injured. A passenger in Ms. Chandler’s vehicle, Tony Dewayne Glover, age 21 of Little Rock, was also reportedly injured.
The preliminary report does not provide the identity of the truck driver of the Peterbilt who reportedly failed to stop nor does it identify the trucking company.
The weather conditions were reportedly cloudy and the road wet at the time. Trooper Matthew Foster investigated the accident.
The accident is also reported in the Petit Jean Country Headlight: http://www.headlightnews.com/2774/1228/1/conway-county-petit-jean-headlight
The Mulkey Law Firm expresses condolences for the family of Malcolm Webb and hopes for a full and fast recovery for all of the injured in this tragic trucking accident.