Driver hit by train in se­ri­ous con­di­tion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

A woman se­ri­ously hurt in a ve­hi­cle-train crash Thurs­day af­ter­noon in south Arkansas re­mained hos­pi­tal­ized Fri­day, au­thor­i­ties said.

Ge­n­e­sis Dendy, 25, was listed in se­ri­ous con­di­tion Fri­day af­ter­noon at Bap­tist Health Med­i­cal Cen­ter-Lit­tle Rock, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Jef­fer­son County sher­iff’s of­fice.

The ac­ci­dent re­sulted in the death of Shamri Cole-Cox, 27, and Tal­isa Can­non, 28, both of Altheimer, who were pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Dendy was flown to the Lit­tle Rock hospi­tal af­ter the crash.

Au­thor­i­ties say a west­bound Chevro­let Cruze driven by Dendy was struck about 1:20 p.m. Thurs­day by a south­bound Union Pa­cific Rail­road train at the Gar­rett Road cross­ing in Wab­baseka.

That caused the man­gled, four-door car to travel about 1,537 feet along the tracks be­fore stop­ping at Paw Paw Road, ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s of­fice.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the crash is on­go­ing. It is be­lieved Dendy failed to stop while ap­proach­ing the tracks at a stop sign.

Wab­baseka, a town of about 250 res­i­dents, is about 19 miles north­east of Pine Bluff.

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