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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

I40 accident on Sunday takes the life of a big rig driver from Ozark

A 41-year-old truck driver from Ozark was killed on Sunday in a crash on Interstate 40 near mile marker 92 according to the Arkansas State Police.

A preliminary report released by the ASP says that Ryan Chrisman was driving a 2013 Peterbilt eastbound on Interstate 40 at just after 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning when the truck left the roadway to the right and struck a cover. The Peterbilt then rebounded and struck a tree.

Chrisman was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was transported to the Polk County Coroner's office.

Investigating trooper Paul A. Meeks said the weather was clear and the roads were dry at the time of the accident.

Chrisman's death represents the 201st of the year on Arkansas highways and roads.

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