JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A woman has been killed in a collision between a pickup truck and a freight train in Jonesboro.
Police tell KAIT-TV a Burlington Northern Santa Fe trail was traveling east about 11 a.m. Saturday when it encountered a truck trying to cross the tracks at Henson Road.
Officers say as 54-year-old Roberta Bratcher attempted to clear the railroad tracks before the train reached the intersection, the train hit her vehicle on the driver's side.
A coroner pronounced her dead at the scene.
According to the police report, the train was sounding it's horn and the crossing signal was flashing when the accident happened.
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