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Four people were killed in a crash Saturday evening involving a train at a railroad crossing in eastern Arkansas, state police said.

Shortly before 5:40 p.m., 44-year-old John W. Miller of Orange Park, Fla., attempted to cross railroad tracks at a private drive near U.S. 49 in the Cross County town of Tilton, according to a preliminary report.

Police say a southbound train then struck the westbound Hyundai Sonata that Miller was driving. Miller died as a result of injuries in the crash.

According to authorities, three passengers were also killed: Joetta R. Honey, 48, of Jonesboro; Nicholas L. Newton, 30, of McCrory; and Kayanna R. Newton, 21, of McCrory.

The weather was described as clear and roads were said to be dry at the time.

At least 204 deaths have been recorded this year in traffic crashes on Arkansas roads, according to preliminary figures.

NW News on 06/18/2018

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