Indiana trucker dies on I-30

HOPE — An Indiana truck driver was killed early Tuesday on Interstate 30 in Hempstead County.

Brian M. Gravante, 45, of Lafayette, Indiana, was killed Sept. 20, 2022, near the 35 mile marker of I-30. According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary, Gravante was traveling westbound in a 2018 Freightliner when he “exited the roadway and ran into the median, striking a tree.”

The accident happened at about 6:10 a.m., and he was pronounced dead at the scene by Hempstead County Coroner David Peters, according to the report.

His body was being held at the Hope Police Department Morgue.

The accident happened in clear conditions and on a dry roadway, according to Cpl. Darren Henley, the state trooper who investigated the accident.

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  1. sorry to hear about the loss of the driver. seems strange he would exit off the rd and run into a tree?? reckon he must went to sleep at the wheel suddenly or i wonder what could have happen?

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