MILLER COUNTY, Ark. — A 35-year-old Texas truck driver lost his life on Thursday, Sept. 28, after a crash.
According to authorities, the wreck happened on Interstate 49 northbound near the Doddridge exit.
Police said the driver, Earnest Martinez Jr., 35, of Harker Heights, Texas, somehow lost control of his truck and came to a stop off the highway in a wooded area.
The rig, hauling frozen chickens, then caught fire.
No other vehicles were involved. The Arkansas State Police is continuing to investigate.
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