Five Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 395 in Franklin County
Where: The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 395 outside Connell in Franklin County, Arkansas.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly jackknifed and blocked the road when several other trucks and cars collided with the trailer.
- Stephan Meuchel, driver of first tractor-trailer
- Terry Fullerton, driver of second tractor-trailer
- Terry Snider, driver of third tractor-trailer
- Jose Solis, driver of passenger vehicle
- James Noyes, driver of pickup truck
- Terry Fullerton, 73, injured
- Stephan Meuchel, 44, injured
- Jose Solis, 19, injured
- Passenger in Solis’ car, injured
- James Noyes, 65, injured
On or about Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, around 8:07 in the evening, a multi-vehicle accident involving several tractor-trailers sent five people to the hospital. State Police said the accident happened on Highway 359 near Connell in Franklin County, Washington.
Officials said 44-year-old Stephan Meuchel was driving a tractor-trailer that allegedly lost control and jackknifed across the lanes of traffic. The trailer of Meuchel’s truck was then struck by two tractor-trailers driven by Terry Snider and Terry Fullerton. A car driven by 19-year-old Jose Solis allegedly swerved to avoid the accident when it hit a pickup operated by James Noyes. Noyes’ pickup subsequently collided with Fullerton’s 18-wheeler.
Fullerton, Meuchel, Noyes, Solis, and Solis’ passenger were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. Police have since charged Meuchel for negligent driving in the 2nd degree
Washington State Police and local law enforcement assisted at the scene of the accident.
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