Driver killed

A wreck on U.S. 71 in Mena on Tuesday killed a truck driver.

Jonathan C. Smith, 34, of Horatio was killed about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday when the 2010 Mack truck he was driving on U.S. 71 overturned.

According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Smith was driving the truck south on U.S. 71 near Wickes (Polk County) when it left the roadway and overturned.

Smith died at the scene.

The truck was carrying a load of chickens.

The weather was clear and the road was dry.

Cpl. Mike D. Thomas investigated the accident for the Arkansas State Police.

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