A Dumas man was killed in a one-vehicle accident near Pickens in Desha County Monday.


According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Brent E. Morris, 45, was westbound on Walnut Lake Road at 5:07 a.m. when the 2006 Ford he was driving failed to yield at a stop sign and was driven into the path of a moving train. Morris was ejected from the vehicle after the accident.


Desha County Sheriff’s Lt. Ronnie Bearden reported that the weather was clear and the weather dry at the time of the accident.


The death was the eighth reported so far this year on the state’s highways.