• December 05, 2022

George Huggs Killed in Truck Accident on I-40 in Prairie County, AR

Prairie County, AR — December 1, 2022, 72-year-old George Huggs died in a collision with a semi-truck on Interstate 40 in rural Prairie County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 8:55 a.m. along I-40 near mile marker 186. Preliminary investigation suggests Huggs was driving a Nissan Altima east on the highway near a Freightliner semi-truck, also eastbound. According to reports Huggs tried to merge behind the big rig as they approached traffic but crashed into its rear.

Huggs was fatally injured in the collision. No other injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

George Huggs Killed in Truck Accident on I-40 in Prairie County, AR

Commentary on George Huggs Accident in Prairie County

A common mistake I see after crashes like this is believing that a preliminary reports has everything needed to draw conclusions. For instance, in the I-40 collision they say the victim hit the truck while changing lanes and folks may feel there's little else to say. However, long experience in my field has taught me there's often more to the story than law enforcement ever finds out.

Police only create a rough sketch of what happened but in many cases they miss crucial details that would change how the wreck is understood. When their reports are incomplete--or in some cases even wrong--that can cause a lot of problems for victims and families looking for answers. Should someone take another look and see if anything important slipped through the cracks?

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