Logging Truck Accident at Boydsville

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The results of the logging truck crash at Boydsville.(TD photo Jessica Rainwater)

A one-vehicle accident occurred at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, approximately one quarter of a mile east of Boydsville on Highway 90 when a semi truck and trailer loaded with logs, driven by Joshua Huskey, 34, of Portia, overturned. The logs covered both sides of the highway.

The Rector Fire Department, along with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, were both dispatched to the scene where they found an unhurt Huskey alert and standing outside the truck.

The mishap was investigated by the Arkansas State Police, and according to reports, Huskey apparently lost control of the vehicle in the final curve coming into Boydsville. This caused the truck and trailer to turn over onto its side and slide approximately 200 feet before coming to a stop.

A wrecker from B&D Towing of Corning was called to pull the truck right side up and haul the semi away. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department cleared debris from the accident off the roadway while RFD and Clay County Sheriff's deputies conducted single-lane traffic.

The truck was owned by Chas Doyle Trucking of Strawberry and had left Clay County Road 431, where CNC logging has been clearing land. Estimated property damage on the RFD report was $20,000, as the truck's windshield had been knocked out and the top caved in, making it a total loss. The driver was wearing his seatbelt "or this could have gone differently," said RFD firefighter Steven Sigsby.

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