DERMOTT, ARK. , 5 folks had been killed and 5 others injured when a big truck collided with a college van serving disabled adults in southeast Arkansas, officers mentioned.
Arkansas State Police spokesman Invoice Sadler mentioned Tuesday that the accident occurred on US 65 on Monday afternoon when a 15-passenger van whereas crossing US 65 in rural Twitch County didn’t yield and collided with a truck, which was cooking meals. was carrying oil.
Sadler mentioned the van belonged to the CB King Memorial College, a nonprofit that gives providers to folks with developmental delays or disabilities in a number of southeastern Arkansas counties, based on its web site.
The college’s program director Lora Medina mentioned in an announcement Monday, “Our CB King household is hurting tonight. We’ve no phrases but to precise our ache. The Grownup Heart in Arkansas Metropolis has been closed for now. Will probably be given as a result of we course of what has occurred.”
The state police mentioned the 5 folks killed within the accident had been between 19 and 73. The state police mentioned that the drivers of each the autos had been injured together with three different passengers within the van.
Sadler mentioned state police would appoint a reconstruction group to find out what prompted the collision.
“At this flip of the investigation, it seems that the motive force of the van didn’t discover oncoming visitors,” Sadler mentioned Tuesday morning.
The accident occurred south of Dermot, which is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock within the Mississippi River Delta area.