• Semi truck driver dies after crashing into bridge overpass

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    JONESBORO, Ark. - A semi exploded, causing major damage to a bridge near Jonesboro Tuesday morning. 

    It happened near Harrisburg and I-555. 

    FOX13 has learned the driver of the semi died. Police have identified the driver as Jackie Becker, 57, of Jonesboro.

    The semi was traveling northbound on I-555 when it struck a bridge support for the Harrisburg Road overpass. The vehicle burst into flames after crashing.

    State troopers and Jonesboro police are investigating the accident. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is inspecting the bridge and will develop a plan for repairs based on the findings.

    The two southbound lanes of I-555 have been reopened, but northbound lanes are being detoured.

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