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One killed in I-40 truck accident

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published November 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Updated November 2, 2012 at 12:51 p.m.

— A Memphis man died early Friday when the truck he was driving veered off Interstate 40 and then overturned on the highway.

It happened about 5:45 a.m. near the 180 mile marker, which is about three miles west of the Carlisle exit.

Arkansas State Police say Sylvester Givins, 41, was driving a tractor-trailer west on I-40 when he "for reasons unknown" lost control.

The truck traveled into the median and then back into the westbound lanes, where it overturned.

Givins was dead at the scene. A passenger, identified in a preliminary report as 42-year-old Sammie McDonald, was transported to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock with injuries believed to be serious.

Givins is the 449th person to die in a traffic accident in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

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HarleyOwner says... November 2, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.

Just a guess but, if it was a one vehicle accident, at that time of morning, I'd say that the driver probably fell asleep.

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Bison77 says... November 2, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.

or a deer

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