Three dead in multi-vehicle accident on Arkansas highway

MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday after at least a dozen vehicles collided in several places along busy Interstate 30 in southwestern Arkansas, state police officials said.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation said the crashes happened just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of the highway near Midway, Arkansas, about 50 miles southwest of Little Rock. The highway was closed.

Arkansas state police reported multiple fatalities about an hour later, but troopers still hadn’t counted all the motorists involved.

Traffic was so paralyzed that state workers distributed snacks and water to stranded motorists around 7:30 p.m. More information was not immediately available.

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