Clay County Teen Dies in Truck-Train Crash

MAY 19, 2004 - Posted at 4:37 p.m. CDT, updated at 7:42 a.m. CDT

PIGGOTT, AR - A Clay County teenager who just graduated from high school last week died Wednesday afternoon after the pick-up truck he was driving collided with a train earlier in the day in Piggott.

The accident occurred at the Castleberry Street crossing just after 11 a.m., as the truck driven by 18-year-old Leland Sells of Piggott was struck by a Union Pacific freight as the truck attempted to cross the tracks.

Sells was ejected from the vehicle and died about two hours later at the Piggott Community Hospital.