5-year-old dies in car accident on Poplar Street Bridge

A 44-year-old woman and two teenage boys, 17 and 15, who were also in the truck, only had minor injuries.

Maria Keena
October 21, 2019 - 2:41 pm

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(KMOX) — A 5-year-old Texarkana, Texas girl has died following an accident Monday morning on the Poplar Street Bridge. 

Illinois State Police reported that a flatbed truck struck a concrete median. It was hauling a 34,000 pounds of aluminum, which came lose and struck the rear of the flatbed, causing it to overturn. 

The child was in the sleeper berth of the truck and was ejected. She died from her injuries at the hospital. 

A 44-year-old woman and two teenage boys, 17 and 15, who were also in the truck, only had minor injuries.

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