A West Memphis firefighter was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler while rendering aid at a traffic accident on Interstate 40 early Saturday, officials said.

Jason Lang was on his way to an EMT clinical training class in Pine Bluff when he stopped to assist, a post from West Memphis Fire Department said.

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the incident, which happened about 5:30 a.m. Saturday east of Forest City, spokesman Bill Sadler said Sunday.

Conditions were reportedly cloudy.

Additional Details:

Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

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