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shamri cole-cox killed in train accident near us 79 and talisa cannon killed after being hit by train
Shamri Cole-Cox and Talisa Cannon Killed in Train Accident near US 79

“Investigation Ongoing”

WABBASEKA, ARKANSAS (July 27, 2017) – Two women were killed and another was seriously injured in a train accident on Thursday, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 1:23 pm, at the train crossing near 1st Street and Highway 79/63. A 2015 Chevrolet Cruze was heading over the train tracks carrying three women, when it was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific train.

27 year old Shamri Cole-Cox and 28 year old Talisa Cannon were both killed in the accident. The driver, 25 year old Genesis Dendy, was critically injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The crossing where the women were struck is equipped only with a stop sign, no warning lights or crossing arms are present. A month ago, a pedestrian was reportedly struck by a train and killed at the same intersection.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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