On March 16, 2021, Phyllis A. Kerr, 70, of North Little Rock, and her passenger, Clayton A. Meharg, 97, of Letona, died after colliding with a semi-truck in a multi-vehicle accident.
Arkansas State Police reported the multi-vehicle accident, which occurred just after 8:50 a.m. on Highway 67 in Lonoke County. The inciting event involved a semi-truck that hit the rear end of Kerr’s Toyota Camry. Kerr’s vehicle was pushed into another vehicle, a Dodge, and the impact of that collision forced her car off the left side of the road.
Kerr’s Camry also hit a Ford Fusion and a Highlander, which in turn hit a Prius. This multi-car crash led to three other injuries involving both drivers and passengers in the other vehicles. The weather was clear and roads were dry at the time of the crash, according to Arkansas State Police. The circumstances that led to the semi-truck colliding with Kerr’s Camry in the first place remain unknown.
Across the country, there are tens of thousands of accidents involving large trucks each year. There were more than 4,100 fatalities in 2019 alone. The accident on Highway 67 shows that these accidents can and do happen, even in perfect weather. However, fighting a trucking company after an injury or after the loss of a loved one can be complicated and emotionally taxing.
Injury attorney Justin Minton has experience as an insurance adjuster, so he understands trucking companies, their insurance obligations, and the laws that govern the trucking industry.
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