fatal accident


A Drew County man was killed Friday when his truck hit a train on Arkansas Highway 1, north of McGehee, according to State Police.

Cedric Gold, 31, of Wilmar, was traveling north in a tractor-trailer on Arkansas Highway 1 at about 8:20 a.m. when he attempted to stop for a westbound Midland train. Gold’s truck hit the train at the seventeenth and eighteenth cars, according to State Police.

Gold died at the scene. The train engineer, Carolyn Young of McGehee and passenger, Nick Raino of Hamburg, were not injured.

The accident occurred about four-tenths of a mile north of McGehee.