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UPDATE: Accident on I-30 Leaves One Dead

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Courtesy Gretchen Hendricks, Malvern Daily Record Courtesy Gretchen Hendricks, Malvern Daily Record
Courtesy Gretchen Hendricks, Malvern Daily Record Courtesy Gretchen Hendricks, Malvern Daily Record
Courtesy Gretchen Hendricks, Malvern Daily Record Courtesy Gretchen Hendricks, Malvern Daily Record
Courtesy James Leigh, Malvern Daily Record Courtesy James Leigh, Malvern Daily Record
Courtesy James Leigh, Malvern Daily Record Courtesy James Leigh, Malvern Daily Record
MALVERN -

A man is dead after an accident on I-30 that blocked all eastbound traffic for nearly four hours Wednesday.

Arkansas State Police tell us the wrecker was heading westbound around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control.  After crossing the median, he collided with an oncoming semi- truck.

Both vehicles were engulfed in flames.

Sgt. Jeff Crow of the Arkansas State Police called it one of the worst wrecks he had ever seen.

"It was pretty bad.  I've seen a lot of wrecks out here; this is probably one of the worst.  As far as damage and carnage, this was pretty bad."

Police confirm that the driver of the wrecker was killed in the accident.  They believe the driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.

No names have been released yet.

As of 10:00 Wednesday night, one eastbound lane had been re-opened.