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A horrific trucking accident near Pine Bluff claimed the life of five. The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m., Saturday. The accident is especially tragic because four of the five people killed were small children.

A semi-truck trailer was traveling northbound on Highway 425 when the truck crossed the center line and struck a southbound car, killing all the occupants. The driver of the vehicle was a 26-year-old woman traveling with her four children: a 7-year-old, 5-year-old, 4-year old and 2-year old.

The truck destroyed the small car, killing everyone inside including the four children in the mother. Witness say the accident may have been the cause of a drowsy driver. A few witnesses say they saw the truck parked on the side of the rod and the driver sleeping just before the accident.

The truck driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. He will be charged with manslaughter and will be arraigned on Monday.

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