Train collision claims life of Polk County man
A 62-year-old Polk County resident is dead after the 2009 Peterbilt he was
driving was struck by a train at a railroad crossing at the
intersection of State Highway 375 and Polk Road 48 in New Potter on
Friday, July 9, 2021.
Jerry Price, of Mena, was traveling eastbound on the county road at
7:28 am when he entered into the path of a southbound train
locomotive. The train impacted the front portion of the Peterbilt.
Price was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Polk County
Arkansas State Trooper Michael Summitt worked the accident noted the
weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the accident.