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A 21-year-old man was killed Thursday after his pickup collided head-on with a truck on a U.S. highway in Union County, state police said.

A 2010 Ford F-150 driven by Calen Summerville of Junction City was heading south on U.S. 167 south of El Dorado around 5:55 a.m., according to an Arkansas State Police report.

The pickup crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2014 Kenworth head-on, police said.

Summerville was pronounced dead at the scene. The Kenworth's driver, 53-year-old Malcolm Braggs of Ruston, La., was reportedly hospitalized for his injuries.

It was rainy and the road was wet at the time of the wreck, police said.

At least 325 people have died on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary data.


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  • melaniemlandrum04061343
    September 1, 2017 at 8:36 a.m.

    Why has there been no report on the wreck of 6 trucks and 1 car on I-40 yesterday that stopped traffic on both sides for 3 hours in the storm? They had to cut people out of one truck with the jaws of life.

    September 1, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

    Any Vehicle other than a Heavy Truck must drive 55 OR LESS during Rain with water on the Road, Otherwise one may HYDROPLANE, And that is what happened Twice in Union County and it claimed 2 lives, Why is this not put in drivers manuals, and taught in driver ed?? MANY, MANY PEOPLE, ADULTS AND OTHERS THAT DO NOT KNOW THIS, PUDDLES OF WATER ON ROAD WILL CAUSE YOU TO HYDROPLANE AND GENERALLY THAT WILL KILL YOU, IMPORTANT,