News: Interstate 40 near Forrest City shut down after fatal crash, chemical spill

FORREST CITY, AR – A fatal accident that resulted in a chemical spill shut down a portion of Interstate 40 near Forrest City early Tuesday afternoon, reports KAIT8.

The accident happened on I-40 west of the Newcastle Road exit, and was reported shortly after 9 a.m. One person was killed, but no details have been released regarding the victim or the circumstances that led to the wreck.  The incident caused a spill of calcium carbide, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

I-40 was temporarily shut down in both directions while crews responded to clear the scene and clean up the spill. Traffic was being diverted at exit 247.  No evacuations were required.

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