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Pickup hit by train; Cove man killed

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published February 17, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

A Cove man died Saturday after his pickup was hit by a train at a railroad crossing near his home, police said.

Claude R. Franks, Jr., 75, was driving a 2005 GMC pickup west on East Barton Avenue in Cove shortly before 11 a.m. when the truck was hit by a northbound train at railroad crossing.

Franks died from unspecified injuries. The train engineer was not injured.

The death was the 42nd fatality in a traffic crash in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

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SUPERDUTY says... February 17, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

The only thing to wreck a train is another train.

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