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Arkansas man killed in Oklahoma train collision

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 11, 2014
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MEDFORD — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old Arkansas man was killed when his truck was hit by an oncoming freight train.

The highway patrol says Cort Houston Daugherty of Huntsville died in the collision Monday in the northern Oklahoma town of Medford. According to the highway patrol, Daugherty was driving west on Oklahoma Highway 11 when he failed to yield to a Union Pacific train.

A spokeswoman for Union Pacific tells the Enid News & Eagle (http://bit.ly/1h9lAJd ) that the train had two locomotives and 71 empty rail cars. The company says the crossing had flashing lights and warning signs.

The highway patrol says Daugherty was pinned in the wreckage for about five hours Monday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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