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WRECK UPDATE: Driver was traveling on I-30 prior to crossing service road, crashing

April 16, 2013

Photo by JOSH BRIGGS/The Saline Courier

WRECK UPDATE: Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department said the driver of the 18-wheeler that was traveling westbound and left the road on the northbound side of Interstate 30 was a female driver and was taken to Baptist Regional Medical Center via MedFlight around 11 a.m. this morning.
According to Crowson, the driver was traveling on the interstate when she left the road and crossed over onto the service road near Ashley's Furniture, crashing into a wooded area. Crowson said that no other vehicle was involved in the accident. He also said the driver suffered from a medical condition causing her to become unconscious. It is unknown if she was unconscious prior to leaving the roadway.
There is no condition report on the victim at this time. More information will be reported as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: An 18-wheeler ran off the service road on the northbound side of Interstate 30 earlier today. The vehicle was traveling west, behind Ashley's Furniture in Bryant.
Traffic in the area is congested, as local authorities continue to deal with the incident.
Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department said when the accident was reported the witness informed police that the driver of the truck was unconscious.
Crowson said it is unknown if the driver was unconscious prior to the crash. The driver reportedly was taken via MedFlight from the scene. More information will be reported when it becomes available.

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