- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say Interstate 40 in western Arkansas is shut down following a fiery tractor-trailer accident that killed the driver of the semi that was carrying about 40,000 pounds of ammunition.

Trooper Liz Chapman says the crash occurred near Mulberry and that both east and west bound lanes of the interstate would likely remain closed until at least early Wednesday night.

Chapman said details of the crash and the name of the victim were not immediately known, but said the fire is out and there is danger in the area due to the ammunition. She had no information on the type of ammunition being transported.

Chapman said Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials were inspecting an I-40 overpass at the scene for possible structural damage.

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