Arkansas State Police are investigating the early-morning homicide of a Conway man found shot in his pickup near Dave Ward Drive.
Troopers were dispatched just after 5 a.m. Sunday to a stretch of Interstate 40 west at mile marker 129 after callers reported what appeared to be a drunk driver and a wrecked black Nissan pickup.
The first trooper at the scene found the driver of the truck, identified as Jose Martinez, 31, of Conway, shot inside of the vehicle.
Martinez was transported by ambulance and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Preliminary information by special agents with the ASP Criminal Investigation Division indicate an unknown suspect pulled alongside Martinez’s truck and shot him.
Martinez’s body has been transported to the State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information on the wreck or homicide is asked to call ASP at (501) 618-8100.