Truck Driver Loses Life in I-30 Collision in Little Rock

Truck Driver Loses Life in I-30 Collision in Little Rock

70-year-old Arturo Ortiz Palacio (Mexico) was fatally injured in an accident on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Mr. Palacio was traveling west on I-30 near Exit 135 (65th Street) when his 18-wheeler (2007 Freightliner) lost control and crossed the concrete median wall. Mr. Palacio’s 18-wheeler collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle (2017 Transit Van).

58-year-old Mark Wyne Vanatta (Lone Oak, TX) was driving the eastbound vehicle and sustained injuries in the collision. Mr. Vanatta was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: I-30 West (near Exit 135/65th Street), Little Rock, Arkansas, Pulaski County:

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