Victims Identified In Deadly I-540 Crash In Van Buren

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Crawford County Coroner Pam Wells confirmed three people were killed in an accident on Interstate 540 near the Arkansas River bridge in Van Buren on Monday (Dec. 10).

Eddie Scott, 39, of Waldron; Gabe Gryner, 39, of Van Buren; and Kalep Davis, 25, of Chester all died in the crash, according to a fatality report from Arkansas State Police (ASP).

The accident happened near Exit 3 on the Van Buren side of the I-540 bridge over the Arkansas River, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDoT).

An ASP states that a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on I-540 and crossed the median into the southbound lanes of I-540 striking a tractor-trailer, a pickup truck, and a dump truck.

The southbound lanes of I-540 were closed for several hours.

Dashcam video provided by William Crowder of ProTech Security in Van Buren showed what appeared to be a logging truck driving northbound in the inside lane of Interstate 540. It appears to cross the median just after the Arkansas River bridge, hitting several vehicles.

(Warning: Video may contain content that is difficult for some to watch.)

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Highway Police and the coroner responded to the scene.

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