The first one happened in South Arkansas's Desha County.
That's where two women were killed just before seven o'clock Wednesday morning in a head-on collision about two miles west of Arkansas City on State Highway 4.
Susie M. Bryant, 62, and Mahina W. Powell, 22, both of Arkansas City, died when Bryant's eastbound Dodge Caliber crossed the center line and hit Powell's westbound Nissan, according to an Arkansas State Police (ASP) report. The report also noted that neither driver was wearing a seat belt.
The second deadly traffic accident happened just after 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in Pulaski County.
The ASP says Ronald F. Tate, 53, of Little Rock was driving a tractor trailer rig along the Interstate 440 East ramp heading towards Interstate 40 West when he lost control of the truck and hit a tree, tipping the semi onto its side. Tate was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The third fatal car crash in Arkansas on Wednesday happened just after 4:45 in the afternoon in Sharp County south of Ash Flat.
That's where Roger Watts, 54, of Cave City, was driving a Ford Taurus headed north on Highway 167 when he crossed the center line and hit a southbound Dodge Nitro driven by Kate Verser, 19, of Batesville. According to the ASP accident report, Watts was killed when his vehicle overturned after the impact. The report noted he was not wearing a seat belt.