One injured in midday train wreck

Law enforcement officials and first responders were dispatched to a train wreck on U.S. Highway 425 shortly before noon Friday.

Officials on the scene said the train's engineer was taken to the hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

According to officials it appears the truck driver of the 18-wheeler carrying a load of logs pulled in front of train owned by Arkansas Midland Railroad. According to the side of truck, the log truck belongs to J and J Logging.

The names of the individuals involved have not been released at this time.

The train and truck continue to block Highway 425. Caution should be used when driving in the area.

Officials are waiting on the Department of Transportation to come to the scene to help with the investigation and the safe removal of logs from the truck's trailer.

The accident is currently being worked by the Monticello Police Department, Arkansas State Police and the Drew County Sheriff's Department. The Monticello Fire Department was also dispatched to the accident.

Log truck accident

<p>The log truck pulled out in front of an Arkansas Midland train shortly before noon Friday. The truck belonged to J and J Logging.</p>


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