TEXARKANA (KSLA) - A tractor-trailer rig failed to slow for traffic and ran into the rear of another 18-wheeler, causing it to hit yet a third big rig, authorities said.
It happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Exit 3 on eastbound Interstate 30 at Texarkana.
Authorities estimate that eastbound traffic was traveling through a construction zone at about 10 mph and that the tractor-trailer at the rear was traveling at about 70 mph when the initial collision occurred.
The rear-most rig caught fire, destroying it.
Its driver has since been taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries authorities said did not appear to be life-threatening.
There’s no immediate word on whether any citations have been issued.