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Trucker arrested after fatal hit-and-run collision with fellow trucker

A truck driver passed away tragically after being hit by a fellow trucker on Interstate 30 in Arkansas, with the incident occurring on the morning of February 28th.

The crash: The victim, identified as 59-year-old Sabino Antonio Hernandez Espinoza, was stopped on the road shoulder dealing with his vehicle's mechanical issues. As he was setting up warning triangles, an eastbound truck veered off and struck Espinoza and his parked truck.

The driver of the hitting truck, Silver Rigoberto Flores, 66, did not stop; instead, he drove away, leaving Espinoza at the scene. Thankfully, a witness provided details that helped law enforcement swiftly locate Flores at a nearby truck stop, where he was arrested and admitted to the hit-and-run.

  • Flores is now facing charges for his failure to remain at the accident scene, which resulted in death, and he's being held on a $25,000 bond.
  • His arraignment is currently scheduled for April 2nd, reported The Arkadelphian.

Community response: The trucking community is tight-knit, and the loss of one of their own on the road can send shockwaves through the industry. This incident emphasizes the importance of staying alert and considerate towards other road users.

Arkansas authorities continue investigating the accident, ensuring justice is served for the tragic and untimely loss of Espinoza.

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