A vehicle slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had stopped for a previous accident Monday on U.S. 71 near Doddridge in Miller County, killing the driver.

According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, the driver of a 2018 Freightliner that had been northbound on U.S. 71 got out of the truck to render aid at a wreck about 2:29 p.m.

Santos Rodriguez, 75, of Fouke, who was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra north on the highway, collided with the back of the tractor-trailer. Rodriguez died at the scene.

The truck driver was not hurt and was not identified in the report.

The weather was clear and the road was dry.

Cpl. William Davison investigated the accident for the Arkansas State Police.

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