SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) -- A semi-truck crashed into a Siloam Springs bank Thursday (July 14) following a chain of events that also involved four passenger vehicles, according to Siloam Springs Public Information Officer Holland Hayden.
The truck crashed into the drive-thru at Centennial Bank on Hwy. 412 near Mount Olive Street around 10:30 p.m., Hayden said.
A Ford Mustang, driven by Audrey Champlin, 21, of Fayetteville, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 412 near the Mount Olive Street intersection and collided with a Honda Accord, driven by Lawrence Williams, 38, of Siloam Springs, that had stopped for traffic in front of it, according to Hayden. The Honda then struck a Peterbilt semi, driven by Ronald Davis, 52, of Bolivar, Missouri, causing him to lose control of the truck, Hayden said.
The semi went through the intersection dragging the Honda with it, according to Holland. The Honda hit a Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Raymond Baltas, 20, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the semi then struck a Ford Freestar van, driven by Robert Jones, 38, of Siloam Springs, dragging the van through the intersection until both vehicles came to a stop after hitting the drive-thru, Holland said.
A total of ten people were involved in the incident, but only three had to be transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, according to Holland.
The bank was closed at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Mustang was issued a citation for following too close, Holland said.