Arkansas

Margaret Taylor Injured in Accident at I-55 in West Memphis, AR

Date
August 26, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
No

Where it Happened

I-55, West Memphis, AR

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Arkansas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Road/Highway
I-55
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle after attempting to avoid a collision


What Happened

State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident that left a child dead at I-55 in West Memphis, AR on August 26th, 2022. They say it happened around 7:51 p.m. According to their initial investigation, a Jeep occupied by 77-year-old Margaret Taylor and an unidentified minor, reportedly attempted a lane change to avoid a tractor-trailer. The truck reportedly swerved to avoid colliding with vehicles before it struck the Jeep, pushing it into the rear of two other vehicles. The minor in Taylor's vehicle suffered fatal injuries while Taylor suffered undisclosed injuries. The condition of the driver of their vehicle or any other drivers was not revealed.

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