Man Hospitalized In Head-On Collision With Logging Truck In Rogers

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A man was injured Monday afternoon after crashing head-on into a logging truck near Beaver Lake, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report.

Erwin Homeier was driving a GMC Sierra pickup truck westbound on Arkansas Highway 12 in eastern Rogers when he crossed the center line and hit a 1995 International logging truck head-on, the report states.

The logging truck produced 163 feet of skidmarks on the road.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene, along with an ambulance from Rogers. Homeier was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Rogers and faces charges of careless driving, driving left of center and improper display of license plates, according to the state police crash report.

The logging truck was driven by Shannon Shrum, with a passenger named John Holt. Neither was transported to the hospital.

The two-vehicle wreck blocked the area of Highway 12 and Arkansas Highway 303 at 1:06 p.m. The collision punctured the diesel fuel tank of the logging truck, according to county emergency responders. Sand trucks were called to the site to soak up the diesel fuel, they said.

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