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Fatal Truck vs. Train Wreck in Paragould

PARAGOULD, Ark. - One woman is dead after a collision involving a vehicle and a Union Pacific train on Sunday. 

Arkansas State Police (ASP) say the accident happened at 6 p.m. at E. Northend Avenue and east of Mill Street. 

ASP have identified the victim as Chester Diann Hoggard, 67, of Paragould. 

According to the incident report, Hoggard was traveling westbound in a Ford Ranger on East Northbend Avenue. The Union Pacific train was traveling southbound on the railroad tracks. 

Police say the vehicle was struck by the train as it crossed the railroad tracks. 

The report indicates that road conditions were clear at the time of the accident. 

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