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Wrong-way truck causes fatal accident in Hope

By Kevin McKinnon, 03/13/13 5:41 PM

fatal-accident-arkansas-state-police-2A Texas man has died from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident in Hope Tuesday night caused by an 18-wheeler entering the interstate through the wrong way by an exit ramp.

According to the Arkansas State Police, Ezra Morris, 70, of Odessa, Texas, was traveling west on I-30 at the 30-mile-marker around 11:49 p.m. when he struck the rear of a Freightliner truck that was attempting to make a right turn to go west after entering the highway from the exit ramp.

Morris was pronounced dead at Christus St. Michael Health System ER at 1:55 a.m. by Dr. Erik Jacobson.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Marek Rzeczkowski, 51, of Doyle, Tennessee, was not injured.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Kyle Peek of the Arkansas State Police.