Today's Paper Search Latest Core values App In the news Traffic #Gazette200 Listen Digital FAQ Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles/Games Archive
ADVERTISEMENT

A Pine Bluff man was killed Wednesday morning after his truck was struck by a train near Grady, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.

Jefferson County deputies responded at approximately 8:28 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Klie Road, where 55-year-old Eugene Lazelle Fletcher died after his yellow truck was struck by an oncoming train, spokeswoman Alicia Dorn said.

The railway is operated by Union Pacific Railroad, who Dorn said may have video of the crash.

A heavy fog obscured the area when deputies arrived on scene, but Dorn said it was not yet clear if the fog played any part in the crash.

The train was traveling at approximately 37 mph at the time of the crash and was carrying 116 rail cars, Dorn said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsor Content

COMMENTS - It looks like you're using Internet Explorer, which isn't compatible with the Democrat-Gazette commenting system. You can join the discussion by using another browser, like Firefox or Google Chrome.
It looks like you're using Microsoft Edge. The Democrat-Gazette commenting system is more compatible with Firefox and Google Chrome.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT