Kailey Massey, 20, was a student at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
According to the university's website, Massey died Saturday on Interstate 30 in Clark County -- about two hours southwest of Searcy.
School officials said she was driving from Spring back to campus for the upcoming semester when the crash occurred.
Arkansas State Police tell us the two-vehicle crash call came in just before 4:30pm. It happened near mile marker 68 on Interstate 30, just outside Arkadelphia.
Police said both vehicles were eastbound on I-30 when the Massey apparently rear-ended an 18-wheeler. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
No other details have been released.
Harding University said Massey was a junior communication sciences and disorders major.
According to a family friend, Massey was a former student at Northland Christian School in Spring.
Her uncle spoke briefly with us Sunday night, off camera. He tells us she was a bright young woman who did missionary work in other countries.
Posts on her Facebook page describe her as kind young woman with a sweet character who will be greatly missed.
Arkansas police said the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices