Piggott Man Killed in Car-Train Accident

Monday, August 17, 2015
Sam Williams, with the Piggott PD, secures the accident scene Sunday afternoon as Beaver's body was being transported to Piggott Community Hospital.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

A Piggott man was killed Sunday afternoon at the Lincoln Street rail crossing in the city.

According to reports from the Arkansas State Police, Aaron L. Beaver, 27, died when the car he was driving was struck by a southbound freight train when he apparently failed to stop at the crossing.

The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m., as Beaver's 1997 Ford Mustang was struck as it traveled eastbound onto the crossing. He was ejected from the vehicle, and transported to Piggott Community Hospital where he was pronounced. The body was later moved to Hoggard and Son's Funeral Home, who will be handling the arrangements.

Beaver was alone in the car at the time of the accident, conditions were clear and the roadways were dry. The accident was initially investigated by the Piggott PD, and was then handed over to the jurisdiction of the ASP with Trooper Michael Tompkins handling the investigation.

The complete obituary may be found in that section of this website.

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