Hamburg’s Carolina Hernadez, 22, was killed in an eight-car crash on Interstate 40 earlier this month in Pope County. Four others were injured in the incident.
The accident happened about 4:21 p.m. Oct. 2 and started when the back of the Hamburg woman’s Chevrolet was hit by a 2018 Peterbuilt.
The Peterbuilt then traveled a short distance before hitting another vehicle, a 2003 Dodge Ram, in the rear causing it to leave the roadway on the right.
The Peterbuilt also collided with a 2013 Hyundai Sonota in the driver’s side rear sending it into the passenger side of a 2015 Toyota 4Runner, which then ran into the driver’s side rear of a 2017 Honda Pilot. That collision caused the Pilot to run into the rear of a 2009 Toyota Camry even as the 4Runner went on to strike a 2018 Kia Soul in the driver’s side rear sending it off the roadway to the right.
The injured included Terri Boyd, 43, of Cabot, driver of the 4Runner; Bryan Wilson, 53, of Mayflower, driver of the Sonota; Dustin Lamb, 21, of Morrilton, driver of the Ram; and Zachary Gullet, 20, of Perry, driver of the Soul. They were taken to Saint Mary’s, Conway Regional, and UAMS for treatment.
State Police Trooper Kyle Johnson reported the weather at the time was clear but traffic was slowed.