Two Nucor-Yamato Employees Hurt This Morning in Truck-Train Accident Near Blytheville - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Blytheville, AR

Two Nucor-Yamato Employees Hurt This Morning in Truck-Train Accident Near Blytheville

DECEMBER 15, 2004 - Posted at 8:28 a.m. CST, updated at 2:10 p.m. CST

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - Two southeast Missouri men are hospitalized in Memphis this afternoon following a truck & train accident this morning near Blytheville.

The accident occurred at 7:20 a.m., when a northbound remote-controlled train operated by the Nucor-Yamato company struck an eastbound 18-wheeler as the truck attempted to cross rail tracks on Arkansas 18, near the Nucor-Yamato steel mill east of Blytheville. The truck was driven by 61-year-old Thomas Rogers of Dyersburg, Tennessee, who told Arkansas State Police that he did not see the crossing's warning lights due to harsh sunlight that was shining directly in his eyes. Rogers was not injured. According to State Police trooper Dale Cook, the collision's impact knocked the truck's trailer on its side, where it spilled a load of steel by-product onto an adjacent car driven by 50-year-old Cordell Wells of Blytheville. Wells sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital of Blytheville for treatment.

Two Nucor-Yamato employees who were reportedly riding along the outside rail of the train were seriously injured in the accident, and were taken to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. The two men are identified as 47-year-old Anthony Goff of Arbyrd, Missouri and Barry Rose, 44, of Steele, Missouri.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Police: Woman left baby in hot car while she shoplifted

    Police: Woman left baby in hot car while she shoplifted

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:56:17 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:10:41 GMT
    Sabrina Marie Phommarath (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Sabrina Marie Phommarath (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Jonesboro woman faces a felony child endangerment charge after police say she left her one-month-old baby in a hot car while she shoplifted.

    A Jonesboro woman faces a felony child endangerment charge after police say she left her one-month-old baby in a hot car while she shoplifted.

  • Trumann man sentenced in robbery case

    Trumann man sentenced in robbery case

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:25:05 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:10:40 GMT

    A Trumann man will spend the next 5 years in jail after he pled guilty to robbery.

    A Trumann man will spend the next 5 years in jail after he pled guilty to robbery.

  • St. Jude S'travaganza moves to former Sears building

    St. Jude S'travaganza moves to former Sears building

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-10-12 13:52:59 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:22:41 GMT
    (Source: St. Jude S'travaganza via Facebook)(Source: St. Jude S'travaganza via Facebook)

    A major fundraising event to help children battling life-threatening illnesses has changed venues.

    A major fundraising event to help children battling life-threatening illnesses has changed venues.

Powered by Frankly