Monday, August 18, 2014

NTSB working train crash in Hoxie, names of dead and injured released

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:28 PM

click image NTSB investigator Mike Flanigon with the locomotive event recorder. - VIA @NTSB ON TWITTER
  • via @NTSB on Twitter
  • NTSB investigator Mike Flanigon with the locomotive event recorder.

KAIT 8 News in Jonesboro says
that the NTSB is on the scene of Sunday morning's deadly train collision near Hoxie in Lawrence County that left two train crew members dead and two injured. Union Pacific has also issued the names of those killed and injured in the collision. 

A spokesman for Union Pacific said those killed were engineer Chance Gober of White Hall and conductor Roderick Hayes of McKinney, Tex., both on the southbound train.

Injured in the crash were engineer Michael Zompakos of Maumelle and conductor Aaron Jeffery of Conway, both on the northbound train. 

According to an NTSB spokesman, around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, an 86-car northbound train hit a southbound, 92-car train that was parked on the tracks. Alcohol being carried in one rail car caught fire, resulting in the evacuation of 500 residents in Hoxie. Those evacuated are back in their homes now, though a portion of U.S. 67 is still closed. Officials with the NTSB are continuing to investigate the crash. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by David Koon

Readers also liked…

  • Is Arkansas planning to withdraw from PARCC, the Common Core testing consortium?

    Rep. Mark Lowery, a Republican from Maumelle, has introduced a bill that would put the brakes on Arkansas's implementation of standardized testing based on Common Core State Standards. Lowery says the bill is motivated in part because legislators have been told by ADE officials, unofficially, that "the PARCC contract will not be renewed" beyond the current academic year.
    • Feb 3, 2015
  • Beyond rehoming: crowdfunding an investigative project

    The Times has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a large-scale investigative project into Arkansas's child welfare system. We're raising money through ioby.org, a platform that supports do-good projects. Donations are tax deductible.
    • Mar 13, 2015
  • Cheese dip, sandwiches shine at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro

    Portions: huge. Food: tasty. Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro is a comfort food mainstay that always delivers.
    • Feb 10, 2015

Most Shared

  • George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary. Or will he?

    Politico reports that Kathleen Harrington Kennedy Townsend says former Republican President George H.W. Bush is voting for Hillary Clinton for president. The article quotes a Bush spokesman as declining to confirm or deny.
  • Who's harming women?

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
  • New normal

    No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.
  • Additional rape charges filed against Conway doctor

    Special Prosecutor Jason Barrett has added 11 more victims to two others alleging rape by Dr. Robert Rook of Conway.
  • Big Dam Bridge 100 brings big damn complaint about celebrity rider Hincapie

    The Big Dam Bridge 100 is this weekend and one dedicated biker isn't happy about a celebrity rider, admitted doper George Hincapie.

Most Viewed

  • The debate eve open line

    The Sunday open lines includes some rumination, not happy, about tomorrow night's presidential debate.
  • Drug companies fight medical marijuana

    Disclosure about financing of the anti-medical marijuana campaign in Arkansas is so far lacking, but it's no secret what's happened in other states — pharmaceutical companies have worked to defeat medical marijuana laws because they create (safer) competition.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation