Semi kills 2 people working on broken down car along interstate

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Two people from Mississippi were killed after police say a tractor trailer hit them as they worked on their stalled car.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon around 3:30pm on Interstate 55 at mile marker 62 in Mississippi County.

According to the Arkansas State Police, Ken Mays and Xavier Spears were standing outside their broken down car when a semi swerved around a slowing car and hit them.

Police say the other car was slowing to try and help the stranded drivers, when the semi swerved to avoid hitting the car.

Another person was injured in the accident and flown to The Med in Memphis. No word has been released on his condition.

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