Westville man killed when truck hits train
A 27-year-old man was killed Friday morning when his truck collided with a train in Westville, Okla., according to police.
The accident happened around 8:14 a.m. on E. 700 Road, known as Cemetery Road.
Patrick Tyler Eason of Westville was traveling west on his way to work when he collided with a Kansas City Southern train while crossing the tracks, according to police.
His pickup was pushed south on the tracks for several yards before coming to a stop on its side. Eason was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
Eason worked at Superior Chevrolet in Siloam Springs. His four-months pregnant wife, Alleigh, is also an employee there.
There were no witnesses to the accident, said Crystylle Simmons, Westville police dispatcher.
A Go Fund Me page has been established with a goal of raising $10,000 to help with funeral and other expenses. Nearly $1,000 was raised within 30 minutes of the campaign launching.
To donate, visit: www. gofundme.com/support-alleigh-losing-tyler-eason.
A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 49 last week killed a Fayetteville man, according to Arkansas State Police.
Jeffery Johnson, 37, was traveling north at 6:21 a.m. on July 29 when his vehicle left the roadway, went into a field and overturned. Johnson was ejected from the vehicle, according to a State Police report.
The crash happened at Exit 81, according to the report.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.