Determining what caused an Arkansas accident may not always be simple. In many cases, numerous causes will need to be eliminated in order to come to the correct conclusion. For instance, exploring factors such as impairment, distraction and road conditions can help to find the cause. Once the circumstances that led to the car accident are discovered, a determination can be made regarding whether criminal charges or traffic citations are appropriate.
The Arkansas State Police are still attempting to determine the cause of a crash that killed three people -- one of which was a minor child. It is not known whether they all died at the scene or if any survived long enough to receive medical attention before succumbing to injuries suffered in the wreck. The preliminary reports regarding the accident indicate that a vehicle occupied by three people had been heading east on Interstate 40. At approximately 11:30 p.m., another vehicle traveling on the same stretch of interstate came upon the vehicle.