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      One man killed after semi-trailer truck rear-ends car

      WEST MEMPHIS (KATV) - A Memphis man is dead after a semi-trailer truck rear-ended a car Friday evening.

      It happened around 9:45 p.m. near West Memphis.

      According to Arkansas State Police initial reports, 61-year-old Burl Brooks Jr. was stopped in the slow lane of Interstate 55 near the 1 mile marker, when a freightliner rear-ended his vehicle. The crash caused Brooks' car to catch fire and hit a guard rail.

      Brooks was pronounced dead on the scene.

      Road conditions were reportedly clear and dry at the time of the accident.

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