On January 13th, 2022, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-40 East near the Lonoke County line.
The incident happened around 3:05 a.m., when a 2004 Kenworth truck, headed east on I-140, hit a man running across the interstate.
The victim, 43-year-old Billy Daugherty of Statesville, North Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene. Arkansas State Police reported the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of each crash.
It is unclear why Daughtery was crossing the road at that time, or if the driver of the tractor-trailer was distracted.
Across the country, there are tens of thousands of accidents involving large trucks each year, although ones involving pedestrians are more uncommon. This pedestrian-truck accident shows that these accidents can even happen on high-speed roadways, and even in perfect weather. For families affected by accidents involving large tractor-trailers, though, it’s important to find justice.
Injury attorney Justin Minton has experience as an insurance adjuster, and he understands trucking companies and their insurance providers. If you have been involved in a trucking accident in Little Rock or the surrounding areas, or you’ve lost a loved one in one, call the Minton Law Firm at 501-794-0001. You can also fill out an online form to set up a free consultation. Want more insights and updates like this one? Like and follow the Minton Law Facebook page for more updates.