Man Killed In Train Accident In Johnson County

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A man is dead after a train accident in Johnson County, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The identity of the victim is not yet known. A report from the Sheriff’s Office said the man is believed to be between 45-55 years old.

The report states the man was hit by a westbound Union Pacific train engine on a trestle west of Spadra Park. The man was thrown from the trestle into the Arkansas River backwater. Eyewitnesses called 911 and stayed in the area to direct first responders.

The Johnson County Dive Team was called and after a short search located the body in 13 feet of water.

The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy and to determine identification.

Stay tuned to 5NEWS for more information on this story as it develops.

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