Region 8 man dies after being hit by train

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man died after he was hit by a train Friday night in Jackson County.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, 54-year-old Dewayne Bateman of Tuckerman was walking on the train tracks around the Hazel Street intersection when he was hit and killed by a Union Pacific Train.

Police say the crossing signal lights were working, and the train was also blowing the horn to get Bateman's attention. Police say Bateman never acknowledged the train and continued to walk along the tracks.

Bateman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the Union Pacific Railroad.

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