UPDATE: Fatal accident on I-49 southbound, roads closed due to flooding

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UPDATE: Fayetteville Police and Arkansas State Police responded to a crash in which one pedestrian was killed on I-49 southbound.

According to a report by ASP, Louis Garland, 34, died Friday, Dec. 17 at around 6:55 p.m. after entering the roadway on foot near mile marker 64, where he was struck by two vehicles traveling in the right lane.

The drivers in both vehicles were not injured.


UPDATE: Benton County reports the following roads are closed due to flooding:

  • Wiseman Road
  • Gates Lane at the low-water slab
  • Easterling Road
  • Lucas Lane at the low-water slab
  • State Line Road, north side of Pea Ridge off of Highway 265 at the low-water slab
  • Spider Creek Road
  • Dickson Road
  • Shorty Road
  • Fielding Road

UPDATE: Another accident has occurred at Exit 67 on I-49 northbound that is impacting the right shoulder.


UPDATE: The accidents at mile marker 83.5 and Exit 85 have been cleared. The left shoulder of mile marker 80.8 and right shoulder of Exit 76 are still impacted from accidents.


UPDATE: The accident near Exit 81 in Rogers has been cleared, but there have been additional accidents reported, this time on I-49 southbound.

There are accidents near mile marker 80, 80.8, 83.5 and Exit 85 north of Rogers that are impacting all lanes of traffic.

KNWA/FOX24 will continue to provide updates.


ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Traffic is congested on Interstate-49 north after two separate accidents. One near Springdale and mile marker 73.6, which has since been cleared, and one near Rogers, Exit 81, according to IDrive Arkansas.

Traffic is moving slow but not at a standstill. The middle and outside lanes are impacted near Exit 81, according to IDrive Arkansas.

Authorities are working to clear the vehicles.

Stay with KNWA and FOX24 for updates.

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