Polk county Sheriff Scott Sawyer released the following information concerning a pedestrain fatality in Cove early Friday evening.
"On Friday, 11/5/21 at approximately 6:30pm, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of pedestrian hit by a train at the RR crossing on East Barton St in Cove, Arkansas.
Upon arrival at the scene, Deputies and emergency personnel discovered a male victim deceased in the ditch along the RR tracks just north of East Barton Street.
Witness statements indicate that the victim was walking eastbound on East Barton Steet when he was struck by the northbound KCS train.
The identity of the victim is not being released at this time."