HOPE, Arkansas (WOOD) - A Hudsonville man is in critical condition after crashing a semi truck in Hope, Arkansas Saturday.
The crash happened Saturday around 3:30 p.m. EST in the northern part of Hope.
According to hopeprescott.com, the driver was heading westbound on I-30 when witnesses say the semi crashed through a guardrail and into the opposite embankment.
The witnesses say it did not appear that the driver hit the brakes.
Multiple sources tell 24 Hour News 8 the driver was Kevin Nelson, a Hudsonville man in his early 50s. Nelson was airlifted to an Little Rock hospital. He is currently in critical condition.
Nelson was hauling a rig for ALTL Inc., a transportation company out of Hudsonville
The roadways were closed off for over three hours as crews cleaned up the accident.
The family friend says they were told it appears Nelson suffered a medical condition before crashing, but authorities say they continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
The friend said Monday that Nelson suffered several broken bones and other injuries. He has been able to communicate with medical personnel, but not vocally. The friend said ALTL had issued a statement saying Nelson was in stable condition in intensive care.
A memorial is scheduled Thursday night for three young siblings who died in an apartment fire 10 months ago.
A donation account has been set up to help the family with its search to find a missing loved one.
Wind chills will be in the single figures Thursday, with snowfall totals in the 1- to 3-inch range.