Matthew Olinger, Noah Caldwell Killed in Truck Accident in Washington County, AR
Washington County, AR — September 13, 2023, Matthew Olinger and Noah Caldwell were killed following a semi-truck accident at 5:45 a.m. along Highway 412.
Current information released by the Arkansas Department of Public Safety indicated that the crash happened in the Springdale area near Hickory Flat Road.
According to statements from authorities, 23-year-old Matthew Olinger was in a Toyota Corolla going along Highway 412. Somehow, a collision occurred which left Olinger's vehicle disabled along westbound lanes. After this crash, 24-year-old Noah Caldwell was outside of Olinger's vehicle, reportedly checking on the situation. A Volvo semi-truck then crashed into the scene, hitting Caldwell and the Toyota in the process.
As a result of the accident, both Olinger and Caldwell sustained fatal injuries. There were no other confirmed injuries mentioned in reports. The crash remains under investigation at this time.