Arkansas State Trooper Injured in crash

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An Arkansas State Trooper has been hospitalized from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash in southwest Arkansas at approximately 12:50 PM today (Thursday, January 3, 2018).

Corporal Clayton McWilliams, 32, of Little River County, was initially transported to a Texarkana hospital and later moved to a Little Rock hospital where his injuries are being assessed.

Trooper McWilliams was responding to a crash scene in Sevier County where a logging truck had overturned.

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While driving to the crash scene along U.S. Highway 71, northbound, near Wilton (Little River County), the patrol car driven by Corporal McWilliams left the roadway and struck a tree. Heavy rainfall in the area is believed to have contributed to the cause of the crash.

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