James Hunt Neely Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-555 in Crittenden County
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 555 near Gilmore in Crittenden County, Arkansas.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly lost control and rolled off the side of the road.
- Mitchell Green, driver of tractor-trailer
- James Hunt Neely, passenger in tractor-trailer
- James Hunt Neely, 61, killed
On or about Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, around 8:18 in the evening, a single-vehicle tractor-trailer claimed the life of a 61-year-old man. Authorities said that the accident took place in the northbound lanes of Interstate 555 near Gilmore, Arkansas.
Investigators said that 61-year-old James Hunt Neely was killed when the tractor-trailer he was riding in veered out of the northbound lanes and rolled in the median. Neely succumbed to his injuries a short time after the accident. Police identified the driver of the truck as Mitchell Green, who suffered unspecified injuries.
Google Maps shows that Interstate 555 is four lanes, with a wide grassy median dividing the north and southbound lanes of traffic. Gilmore is situated about 43 miles southeast of Jonesoboro.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the accident investigation.
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