Truck drivers crossing Arkansas under clear skies before dawn Monday ran into a “wall of fog” that caused a nine-vehicle pileup. Five people were killed.
Truckers issued warnings on their citizens band radios that prevented more vehicles from plowing into the burning wreckage on Interstate 40, about 30 miles northwest of Little Rock.
Eight tractor-trailers and a minivan were involved in the accident, police said. The van wasn’t found until nine hours after the 2 a.m. accident, in a heap of smoldering 18-wheelers.
The dead were identified as truckers Delbert Costa, 54, Gregg Lawrence, 39, William Lewin, 48, Donald Otto Salch, 31, and telephone company employee Jeff Satterfield, 34.