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Unoccupied car struck and drug through Kensett by train


This news story was published on December 30, 2017.
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KENSETT – An unoccupied car was struck and drug through Kensett by a train this week.

NIT confirmed the accident took place around 4:30 AM, Wednesday, December 27 on 410th Street, which goes through the north side of Kensett from east to west. A motor vehicle was struck by a southbound Union Pacific train at this location and dragged a distance before the train came to a stop. Sources say the car was unoccupied, but initially, Mercy Air Med was called for help. That call was cancelled when no persons were found near the wreckage.

The engine stopped just south of Kensett where the engineer was being questioned. 410th Street was shut down during the ensuing investigation. NIT is told the registered owner of the car was at the scene by the tracks, but their name was not given.

Police question the train engineer after the accident.

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5 Responses to Unoccupied car struck and drug through Kensett by train

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2017 at 9:05 am

    It was probably just purchased from that unlicensed car dealer on the NW corner of Kensett along hiway 65 – they jump titles so who know who owns the car? – good warrenty given = blocks to the railroad tracks. TOO FUNNY but TRUE.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2017 at 5:58 am

    It’s rumored the car was stolen and someone left it on the tracks.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2017 at 1:13 am

    john Lindsay its simple TO GET A NEW CAR , DUH

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    drunk and stoned why else?????????????????

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    John C Lindsay Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I just wonder why anyone would park and leave their car on a railroad track? There has to be more to this story.