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New details in train vs. truck crash

Published: May. 28, 2022 at 11:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2022 at 4:53 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police released more details about a truck and train crash Saturday night near Dan Avenue and Woody Lane.

Police said Brandon Vickers, 29, of Bono, was traveling south on Hasbrook Road when his truck ran off the road and continued through a large open field until hitting a railroad embankment.

Vickers then reversed the truck, hit a power pole, and hit another embankment before the truck stopped, police said; he then traveled forward, placing the truck on the railroad tracks.

Police said a train was traveling east and hit the truck; Vickers was found “roughly 300 yards away.”

Vickers was airlifted to a Memphis hospital. His condition is unknown.

The report stated Vickers had a “strong odor of alcoholic intoxicants.”

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