Wreck in Lepanto closes bridge

Friday, June 1, 2012
The driver of a truck that struck the Hwy. 140 bridge at Little River on Tuesday was not injured. (Photo provided by Lepanto Police)

A wreck Tuesday in Lepanto Tuesday meant the temporary closure of a bridge on Highway 140 at the Little River.

According to Lepanto Police Captain David Layman, the wreck occurred at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday when a truck belonging to Stuckey Farms of Clarksdale had a blowout and struck the bridge.

Lepanto Police responded along with the Lepanto Fire Department, Arkansas State Police and the Office of Emergency Management. The bridge was temporarily closed while a hazardous materials crew cleared the liquid fertilizer and diesel that spilled as a result of the crash.

The driver of the truck was Chester Odom, a Stuckey employee. Odom was not injured.

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