JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. -Jefferson County deputies were dispatched to a railroad crossing located at 65 S and Klie Road at 8:28 a.m. Deputies arrived on scene at 8:45 a.m. to find that a yellow pickup truck was hit by a train, consisting of 116 rail cars, traveling at 37 miles per hour. Deputies stated that heavy fog obscured their view of the area upon arrival.
There was one occupant in the truck who died in the collision. The occupant has been identified as Eugene Lazell Fletcher, a 55 year old black male.
The investigation of the incident is ongoing. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is awaiting a video from Union Pacific Railroad for more information regarding the incident.