1 killed, 1 hurt when truck crashes into funeral procession

Man dies in collision involving funeral procession
(Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12)
(Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12)

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Texarkana, AR, police are investigating a fatal crash involving a car in a funeral procession and a utility truck.

The collision happened about 11:20 a.m. Monday near North Rhondo at McClure roads.

A Kia Sorento toward the end of the procession was traveling east on McClure when it and a southbound utility truck collided at the intersection with North Rhondo, police say.

The 81-year-old man who was driving the car was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he later died.

A woman who was in the car also was taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown.

The procession reportedly was on its way to a cemetery at the time of the crash.

It is unclear if any citation will be given at this time.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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