A Memphis man died after his vehicle, which was stopped on Interstate 55, was hit by a semi Freightliner on Friday night in Crittendon county, authorities said.
The accident occurred about 9:47 p.m. in dry and clear conditions, according to an Arkansas State Police report.
Police said Burl Brooks Jr., 61, was in a 1996 Buick when a 2009 semi Freightliner — which was traveling northbound on Interstate 55 — hit the rear of the Buick that was stopped in the slow lane. The impact caused the Buick to catch fire and to land against a guard rail.
Authorities pronounced Brooks dead at 10:30 p.m. at the scene, the report states.