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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
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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.

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