McKinney Man Killed When Freight Trains Collide

Two men killed when trains collide in

The two Union Pacific train crew members killed after two freight trains collided head on early Sunday have been identified.

Railroad spokesman Jeff DeGraff said engineer Chance Gober of White Hall, Arkansas, and conductor Roderick Hayes, of McKinney, died in the crash.

DeGraff said both were in the train traveling southbound and died of their injuries.

DeGraff said two other employees were injured.

Sunday's collision happened about 3 a.m. in Hoxie, Arkansas, a small town about 90 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. A resulting fire took about seven hours to extinguish.

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