Kenneth Millsaps Killed in Sebastian Co., AR, 18-wheeler Accident
Sebastian County, AR -- February 10, 2017, Kenneth Millsaps was killed following an accident where his 18-wheeler crashed off-road.
The Arkansas State Police reported on the single-vehicle accident, saying it occurred around 6:00 a.m. just west of Charleston.
55-year-old Millsaps was traveling westbound on Arkansas Highway 22 in an 18-wheeler. For reasons unclear, the vehicle began to travel off the right side of the roadway. Millsaps reportedly tried to correct the vehicle, but it lost control and tipped over onto its side. The truck then slid across oncoming lanes of traffic and crashed in the opposite ditch.
As a result of the crash, Millsaps suffered fatal injuries. He died at the scene.
Authorities have yet to determine what may have caused the accident. Their investigations continue.
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It's very common to see these early accident reports lacking a lot of really important details. It's been several days since the accident, and I haven't seen any updates on what might have caused the crash. It's very common to see these early morning truck accidents caused by exhaustion, and it's entirely possible that's what happened here.
However, there are many things that can cause a truck to lose control. Tire blowouts, oil slicks, debris in the roads, mechanical failures, etc. Without all of the details surrounding the crash, any of these factors and many others remain possibilities. There needs to be a thorough investigation conducted on this crash to determine exactly what happened.
We can sit here and speculate all day about what happened, but jumping to conclusions without all the facts isn't going to do anything to help those affected by this accident. The only to progress forward is to bring all of the facts to light.
--Grossman Law Offices