Mississippi Man Fatally Injured While Attempting to Aid a Previously Wrecked Vehicle

25-year-old Austin Lumpkins (Tishomingo, Mississippi) was fatally injured in an accident that took place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

At approximately 5:10 a.m. Mr. Lumpkins parked on the northbound shoulder of Interstate 55 near mile marker 28. Mr. Lumpkins exited his vehicle to assist a previously wrecked vehicle. 37-year-old John Chambers (Dallas, TX) was trapped inside a 2006 International semi-truck lying on its passenger side. The vehicle was blocking the right lane of traffic.

A 2017 Volvo traveling north on Interstate 55 struck both the previously wrecked International truck and Mr. Lumpkins.

Conditions were reportedly clear and dry at the time of the accident.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: Interstate 55, near mile marker 28, Mississippi County, Arkansas: