Arkansas Highway Closed; Two Semi Trucks Crash, One Carrying Whiskey

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KERR, Ark. (KARK) – An accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks has shut down a stretch of Interstate 40 in Arkansas. 

KARK reports the crash happened in the westbound lanes near Kerr around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. As of 1:30 p.m. one lane of the highway is reopened. 

About an hour later, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) posted photos on Twitter that showed a large amount of Fireball cinnamon whiskey bottles and other liquor bottles were strewn across the accident scene.

ARDOT’s post said one of the trucks caught fire and stated, “Looks like we’ll be working this for a while.”

As of 1 p.m., traffic was being routed off the interstate to Hwy. 70.

Injuries in the crash have been described as not life-threatening.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported “Our crews are using this mechanical broom to clear the interstate,” adding that “the right lane will be closed for a while for clean-up.”

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