Union Pacific has released the names of two men who died and two who were injured Sunday in a train collision in Lawrence County.
Engineer Chance Gober of Whitehall and conductor Roderick Hayes of Mckinney, Texas, were both killed on the southbound train, Union Pacific spokesmen Jeff DeGraff said.
Injured in the crash were engineer Michael Zompakos of Maumelle and conductor Aaron Jeffery of Conway, who were on the northbound train.
The two trains collided around 3 a.m. a half-mile south of the U.S. 67 and 63 exchange, according to Arkansas State Police. About 300 Hoxie residents were evacuated after several cars, some of which contained hazardous chemicals, burst into flames, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
DeGraff said the cause of the collision was still unknown, and the National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation.
Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on this story.