Monday, August 18, 2014

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

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

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