Jesus Salazar-Hernandez Killed in Accident at I-30 in Clark County, AR

January 3, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Jesus Salazar-Hernandez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-30, Benton, Clark County, AR, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Arkansas State Police
Vehicles Involved
Commercial Truck, International Van
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Commercial Truck and an International Van were involved in a collision

What Happened

State Police confirmed the death of a driver in a two-vehicle crash at I-30 in Clark County, AR on January 3rd, 2023. Police say it happened around 4:57 p.m. Investigators believe a tractor-trailer was headed westbound in I-30 as an International van operated by 50-year-old Jesus Salazar-Hernandez traveled along side. At some point, it is believed the van crossed a center line for unknown reasons and collided with the tractor-trailer. The impact sent the van through a median and down and embankment, causing Salazar-Hernandez fatal injuries. An occupant under the age of 18 suffered undisclosed injuries and was hospitalized. Additional details were not provided.

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