A Humphrey woman was killed Tuesday night when she was struck by a Union Pacific train near Mulberry Road in Humphrey. Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley identified the victim as Amanda Jewel Allen, 30, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:44 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Jason Duren. Kelley said the body was sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory Wednesday morning for an autopsy.
According to a report from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Cpl. Specyal Mills, when she arrived at the scene, she was met by Humphrey Police Chief Scott Meredith, who took her to the location of the body, which was approximately two miles from the crossing at Mulberry Road.
The two then walked approximately four miles to the location of the engine, where they located Ted Broberg, manager of Operations Practices for UP, who said that the engineer and conductor had already been removed. Broberg said the train had three engines and was pulling 93 cars, none of them empty, was 7,052 feet long and weighed 5,930 tons.
A second UP representative, David Bratton, said the engineer and conductor reported that they saw a female on or near the tracks, then put the train on emergency stop and radioed to dispatch that they believed they had hit something. Bratton also told Mills that he would provide the sheriff’s department a copy of the video from the train, possibly next week.
In northeast Arkansas on Wednesday, authorities say two people were killed after a car collided with a train.
The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened Tuesday night near Bono, about 115 miles northeast of Little Rock. The sheriff’s office says a car driving eastbound on County Road 398 collided with a train that was traveling north. The sheriff’s office says two people inside the car were killed in the collision. The names of those killed have not yet been released.