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Oklahoma man dies in east Arkansas crash

Carl Stark, 60, of Crescent, died in a chain-reaction crash Wednesday in an Interstate 40 construction zone in Arkansas.
Published: May 9, 2013

HAZEN, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police have identified the person killed in a chain-reaction crash that shut down Interstate 40 in east Arkansas for hours on Wednesday as Carl Stark, 60, of Crescent, Okla.

Stark died in the crash in the I-40 construction zone near Hazen.

A preliminary report from state police says eastbound traffic had slowed in the single-lane zone when Stark rear-ended another tractor-trailer. That caused a chain-reaction crash involving five more vehicles.

Three other people were injured in the crash.

Traffic in both directions was rerouted as crews cleared the wreckage, which took about five hours. has disabled the comments for this article.