Carlos E. Tabron, 48, of Little Rock was killed in a truck crash at South Boxley Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 31, according to Arkansas State Police.

Tabron was the operator of a 2002 Volvo semi truck headed north on state Highway 21.

According to the report filed by Trooper Jason C. Baethe, at about 3:25 p.m. the truck apparently failed to negotiate a downhill right hand curve, exited the left side of the roadway and overturned onto its drivers side in a field.

Weather and road conditions were clear and dry.

The body was held at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison.

The National Park Service said the tractor trailer was loaded with industrial rolls of paper. The crash happened near the Buffalo River Trailhead. Impact from the accident caused the truck’s fuel tanks to rupture, spilling approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel in the field.

Buffalo National River’s resource management staff responded and determined that the spill was contained in the soil near the accident; no contamination entered nearby waterways. Buffalo National River worked with the State Office of Emergency Management and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to clean up the diesel fuel and restore the vegetation.

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