David Crum Killed, Charles Willis Injured in Truck Accident in Salem, AR
Pike County, AR — May 17, 2023, David Crum was killed and Charles Willis was injured following a semi-truck accident at around 7:10 a.m. along U.S. 70.
According to preliminary information from Arkansas Department of Public Safety officials, the crash happened in the area of U.S. Highway 70 and Kelly Road.
Investigators in the initial reports said that 58-year-old David Crum was in a Peterbilt that was going eastbound along the highway. 49-year-old Charles Willis was in a Kenworth that was going westbound on the highway. The initial crash summary from state officials says that the Peterbilt left its lane while rounding a curve, causing it to go into westbound lanes and crashed with the Kenworth.
The reports from authorities show that Crum succumbed to fatal injuries. It appears that Willis had unspecified injuries following the accident. No others were listed as injured. The crash summary shows conditions were cloudy but dry at the time of the wreck. There is not a confirmed cause for the crash pending further investigations.