Train Strikes Vehicle in Arkansas, Claiming Driver’s Life & Injuring Passenger

77-year-old Carole M. Perry (Memphis, TN) was fatally injured in an accident that occurred on Friday, October 5.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., Ms. Perry was driving east on County Road 358 in Cross County near Vanndale, Arkansas. 37-year-old Lillian Perry (Memphis, TN) was a passenger in the vehicle. Ms. Perry attempted to cross a railroad crossing but failed to yield to a southbound train. Her 2016 Subaru Forrester was struck by the train.

Ms. Carole Perry was fatally injured in the accident; passenger Lillian Perry was transported to Regional One Medical Center with injuries.

The full Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary is available HERE.

Conditions at the time were reportedly clear and dry.

Accident Location: County Road 358, Vanndale, Arkansas, Cross County:

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