White County teenager killed in train collision

      GARNER, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in White County say a teenager was killed when her car was struck by a train.

      White County Chief Deputy Phillip Miller says the collision happened Wednesday morning on railroad tracks near Garner. Miller says 16-year-old Logan Roper drove her vehicle onto the railroad tracks as a Union Pacific train was approaching.

      Miller tells The Daily Citizen ( ) that the train's emergency brake system was applied but the train was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.

      Miller says Roper was taken to White County Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

      Information from: The Daily Citizen,

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