State Trooper Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On Arkansas Interstate

Aug 8, 2016

File photo of an Arkansas State Police car.

Authorities say an Arkansas State Police trooper was seriously injured after his patrol car was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 40. The driver of the other vehicle was killed.

State police say Trooper Roy Moomey's car was hit shortly before 4 a.m. Monday on the interstate near Alma. Moomey had been responding to a call of a vehicle traveling the wrong direction on the interstate.

State police say the trooper was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Troopers are working to identify the driver of the other vehicle.

Fort Smith television station KHBS reports that Moomey had been trying to divert the wrong-way driver when he was struck. Moomey, who is from Van Buren, is a six-year veteran of Arkansas State Police.