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Arkansas authorities identify victims of fatal crash on I-30

Traffic in one direction of I-30 was blocked outside of Malvern after a fiery crash involving at least eight 18-wheelers took the life of at least 4 people.

MALVERN, Ark. — Update: Officials have named the four victims of the fatal crash as 82-year-old Horace Butcher of Hensley, 52-year-old Anthony Peoples of Hot Springs, 65-year-old George Anthony Adamson of Hope, and 54-year-old James Robert Carter of Arlington. 

Traffic is blocked on Interstate 30 just outside of Malvern after a fiery crash involving at least eight 18-wheelers.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation said the crash happened near Friendship around mile marker 85.

Along with eight 18-wheelers, at least four other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Traffic has been detoured to exit 91 as officials work to clear the area.

Officials have said at least four people have died, as Arkansas State Police say there are "fatalities," from the incident. 

Troopers have not been able to "account for all individuals who may have been" in some of the vehicles involved in the crash.

No hazardous material was involved in the crash and crews were working to put out multiple fires.

Authorities said that road repairs will be needed due to the size and duration of the fire.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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