Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-10 (Finalized)

  • 17
  • Aug
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Head End Collision (HEC)
LOCATION: Hoxie, AR
RAILROAD: Union Pacific Railroad Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: On August 17, 2014, at 2:28 a.m., CST, southbound Union Pacific (UP) freight train, MASNL-16, traveling at a recorded 45 miles per hour, collided head-on with a northbound UP freight train, QNLPI-17, traveling at a recorded 31 miles per hour mph. The collision occurred at Milepost 228.6 on UP trackage of the North Little Rock Service Unit, Hoxie Subdivision, in the town of Hoxie, Arkansas.
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