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Dead Man’s Curve Closed, Due to Big Rig Wreck – Video

October 12th, 2013 by


Around 6:00 Friday morning, Monticello dispatch received a report of an 18 wheeler, carrying rice, overturned in Dead Man’s Curve on highway 278 east of Monticello

No serious injuries were reported.

Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Arkansas State Police responded to the scene.

Reliable Wrecker towed the vehicle, and Highway 278 was re-opened around 9 am..


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5 Responses to “Dead Man’s Curve Closed, Due to Big Rig Wreck – Video”

  1. Boyette says:

    If the driver would just slow down :(
    I am not in anyway critical of these rice truck drivers as they have to make a living too, but I’ve seen them driving down HWY 425 south in excess of 65mph! Safe driving ya’ll!

  2. jeff says:

    Most all wrecks can probably be traced back to driver error of some sort, but… this is a porly designed stretch of Federal highway. I go back and forth thru there every day and you really never know what you might encounter as you enter that blind area. Fortunately this east bound 18 wheeler wasn’t meeting anyone as it rolled over into the ditch on the north side.

  3. Mary Kinaga says:

    I was driving the vehicle right behind the truck and he was NOT speeding

  4. nancy says:

    That curve has been there for years people. If you have always lived in Monticello, then you know to slow down in that curve and make sure you stay on your side of the road.At anytime someone could be over the line alittle so you should make sure that you are over enough to compensate for the foolish drivers out there. Dead-man’s curve is called that for a reason! Foolish people that don’t drive right!

  5. becky says:

    I was coming east bound in curve had semi in my face when i got myself together i called arkansas state police then i started noticing one sitting on the hwy maybe someone needs to call again there is definetly SPEEDERS on that hwy

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