Jackson County Teen Killed in Train/Pedestrian Accident

JANUARY 13, 2006 - Posted at 11:35 a.m. CST

DIAZ, AR - A 15-year-old Jackson County girl is dead today after apparently being struck by a train last night in her hometown of Diaz.

Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas says Nekeyda Williams was apparently walking north on along rail tracks with a friend when she was stuck by a northbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight.  The accident occured at approximately 6:39 p.m. at the Cindy Lane crossing on Highway 17.