Child Dies, Three Injured, When Car Was Struck By A Train

Jul 3, 2014

A child died and three other people were injured when a car was struck by a train in Sweet Home.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Lt. Carl Minden says a Union Pacific train hit the car shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday as the car was driving onto Arkansas 365.

Officials say the collision sent the car more than a quarter-mile down the track and into a remote, wooded area that couldn't be easily accessed by vehicle.

The child, whose age was unclear, died at the scene.

A young girl was taken from the scene by helicopter with a leg injury. Two other victims - a teenager and an adult - were taken away on stretchers by emergency responders.

No names were released and the conditions of the injured were not immediately known.