Arkansas accident claims life of Sherman native

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TEXARKANA, AR -- A Sherman native was one of four people were killed Tuesday in a fiery tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 30. Authorities said a semi truck crashed into vehicles stopped in a construction zone, and set off an explosion.

Callers to KXII reported Vaughn Gentry, 43, is originally from Sherman. Gentry and Albert Pruitt, 51, of Addison, Texas died in a rig that was hauling newspaper advertising inserts. Two other Arkansas men in a passenger car were killed and two others were injured.

The Associated Press reports that investigators say the Freightliner that Gentry and Pruitt were in hit a car stopped in the work zone. The impact set off an explosion. Police could not determine who was driving the truck.

Friends of Gentry tell KXII-TV he grew up in Sherman, played basketball at Sherman High and graduated in 1984.