UPDATE: Services set for 12-year-old boy who died in a train accident

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IOWA PARK (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Dec. 16, 2019, 1:20 p.m.

More information has been released regarding a tragic train accident involving a 12-year-old boy in Iowa Park.

Officials said the accident happened Saturday around 8:45 a.m. off Old Iowa Park Road.

Iowa Park Police Chief Steve Davis said the victim, Shawn Sargent, lived south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks and was walking to a store to get a soda.

Officials said he tried to beat the train across the crossing but was unable to get across in time.

Officials said he died instantly.

Wichita County officials were also on scene, and said that as of now this accident is still under investigation.

Funeral services for Shawn Sargent will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at First Baptist Church of Iowa Park. A graveside service will follow at Highland Cemetery.

If you would like to help the family of Shawn Sargent, you may do so through Pilgrim Bank.

Pilgrim bank has several locations in Texoma. Just visit one of the locations and say you would like to donate to the benefit of Shawn Sargent.

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IOWA PARK (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Dec. 14, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

The Iowa Park Police Chief released the name of the 12-year-old boy who died in the train accident Saturday morning off Old Iowa Park Road.

Chief Steven Davis identified the boy as Shawn Sargent, 12.

Davis said IPPD responded to the accident happened about 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

BNSF railway police were investigating the incident, and officials on the IPPD Facebook page said the railroad crossings are back open for use.

Officials with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.

Community members are welcomed to gather at First Baptist Church in Iowa Park to pray for the family and the community.

First Baptist Church of Iowa Park members are hosting a community prayer gathering Sunday night.

The gathering will be at 5 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary for scripture reading and prayers for those affected.


Iowa Park Police Department officials have released information on a fatal train accident off Old Iowa Park Road Saturday morning.

Iowa Park Police Chief Steven Davis said they responded to a call about 8:45 a.m. Saturday off Old Iowa Park Road.

Our reporter was between North Pacific Avenue and North Colorado Street on West Highway Street and Business 287.

Davis said a train struck a 12-year-old boy who was killed instantly.

BNSF railway police were investigating the incident, and officials on the IPPD Facebook page said the railroad crossings are back open for use.

Officials with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office were also on scene assisting with the accident.

The name of the child has not been released at this time.

Pastors will be available for counseling as needed.

Community members are welcomed to gather at First Baptist Church in Iowa Park to pray for the family and the community.

The gathering will be at 5 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary for scripture reading and prayers for those affected.

Pastors will be available for counseling as needed.


Original story: The BNSF railway police are investigating a Saturday morning train accident in Iowa Park that has shut down all railroad crossings except at Bell and Johnson roads.

According to Iowa Park City Manager Jerry Flemming, BNSF police officers are investigating an accident.

Officials are not releasing information about what caused the accident at this time.

Officials with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office are also on scene.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.

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