OCTOBER 6, 2004 - Posted at 11:35 a.m. CDT, updated at 11:56 a.m. CDT, updated at 1:02 p.m. CDT, updated at 1:46 p.m. CDT, updated at 7:28 a.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro police have determined the identity of a man who was killed Wednesday morning after being struck by a freight train.
The accident occured just before 10:30 a.m. when 47-year-old Johnny Roberts was struck by a passing westbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight at the Fisher Street crossing. The train was reportedly traveling at a speed of approximately 10 miles per hour.
Police say the victim was on his hands and knees underneath a parked train, and as he began to crawl from underneath the train, he was struck and killed by the passing train, which was on adjacent tracks.