2 construction workers killed in Arkansas logging truck wreck

|  June 04, 2014 |

Investigators look over the scene of a logging truck accident that killed two construction workers on a bridge project in Clinton, Arkansas. Credit: Staton Breidenthal/AP/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Investigators look over the scene of a logging truck accident that killed two construction workers on a bridge project in Clinton, Arkansas. Credit: Staton Breidenthal/AP/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Two construction workers on a bridge construction site died Tuesday in a sudden logging truck accident in Clinton, Arkansas.

According to a report from the Associated Press, a logging truck traveling down U.S. Highway 65 blew a left rear tire causing the driver to lose control of the rig, spilling its cargo and killing the workers.

The workers killed in the accident were identified as Ricardo Trochez, 40, of Atkins, and Hubert Keith Moore, 51, of Chester. They were working for  Mobley Contractors Inc. of Morrilton.

The driver of the truck was identified as Jerry Hickman, 39. It’s not clear if Hickman has been cited for the wreck.

Between 30 and 40 workers were on the bridge at the time of the wreck and were working to widen a bridge. In addition to the two workers killed, another 19 were injured, 12 of whom suffered what a hospital administrator called “major injuries.”

The Arkansas State Police told the AP the investigation surrounding the wreck could take up to a month

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