A 91-year-old man was killed after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 555 in northeast Arkansas and struck a truck head-on Wednesday morning, resulting in the closure of northbound lanes for several hours, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. in Jonesboro near the Nestle Road exit, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
State police identified the driver as 91-year-old Billy Summers of Weiner.
The head-on crash also caused a second collision between two other vehicles, authorities said.
Summers suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
No other injuries were listed in a report of the crash, which noted clear weather and dry roads at the time.
Highway officials cleared the crash and reopened lanes around 2 p.m., roughly four and a half hours after the wreck.
At least 156 people have been killed in crashes along Arkansas roads so far this year, according to preliminary data. Those figures include at least 16 deaths so far this month.