One dead in Jonesboro truck/train collision

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JONESBORO, Ark. – The driver of a semi-truck in Jonesboro died Tuesday evening after an accident with a train.

At 8:15 PM Tuesday, March 19, Jonesboro Police, Craighead County Sheriff’s Department, OEM and Jonesboro Fire responded to the scene of a train/ semi accident in south Jonesboro.

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Dispatch was notified of the wreck that occurred at the 5300 block of east Nettleton. The semi-tractor-trailer appeared to be traveling south on Nettleton. JPD said it then tried to make a left hand turn on Nestle Road when it was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train, traveling south.

The driver of the semi was killed in the accident.

No other injuries were reported.

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The daughter of the accident asked that anyone who witnessed the accident come forward. If you have, please contact NEA Report on Facebook.

NEA Report is in touch with the family, offering legal and emotional support as we can.

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