WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. – Forty-four people were injured as a passenger train collided with a freight train south of West Fork on Thursday morning (Oct. 16), according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Of those injured, five are in critical condition while the status of the other 30 is unknown, health officials say. Six crew members of the train were among those injured, said Rick Fahr, a representative with the Department of Emergency Management.

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