About 4:15 a.m., on October 3, 1982, a Missouri Pacific Railroad Company (MP) southbound freight train Extra UP 2948 South collided with the eighth car ahead of the caboose of an opposing freight train, MP Extra UP 2437 North, at a rail junction known as Glaise Junction on the MP near the community of Possum Grape, Arkansas. The three-unit locomotive and the following nine cars of the southbound train derailed, and the second through eighth cars ahead of the caboose on the northbound train derailed. The engineer and the head brakeman of the southbound train were killed on impact; the conductor of the northbound train was injured and hospitalized. Fire broke out at the overturned lead unit. Damage was estimated to be $1,047,000.