Diesel fuel covered the roadway on Friday afternoon, after a logging truck overturned on the Bobby Glover highway in Carlisle.
Carlisle Police Chief Eric Frank said the single-vehicle accident involving a logging truck occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Friday after the truck, driven by Allen Grady, 54, of Des Arc, overturned in a curve, spilling the entire load of his logs.
Frank and officer Craig Gates were first to arrive at the scene. The crash happened on the Bobby Glover Highway, between State Highway 70 and West Durkee Street. Frank said cause of the incident was from the driver taking the curb while speeding and due to equipment problems with the vehicle.
The extent of Gray’s injuries are unknown. According to Frank, the driver was treated for a laceration to the head at the scene but refused transportation to the hospital.
Grady was cited for careless and prohibited driving and operating a vehicle in unsafe mechanical conditions by the Carlisle Police Department as well as additional citations from the Arkansas State Police.
According to Frank, this is the second log truck incident occurring at the same location on the Bobby Glover Highway.
The fuel spillage on the roadway was treated by McCallie’s Wrecker Service before removing the damaged logging truck from the scene.