Westville man killed when truck hits train

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - STAFF RE­PORT

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.

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