Two dead after vehicle collides with train in eastern Kansas
SPRING HILL, Kan. (AP) - Two people are dead after a vehicle was struck by a train in a rural area of eastern Kansas.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. Thursday in Miami County, south of the Kansas City area.
Police at the scene said the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix and part of the train erupted in fire after the impact. Officials say the car was still affixed to the front of the locomotive when it came to a stop, about a half-mile from where the collision occurred.
The identities of both people in the car have not been released, however, according to KCTV 5 they are an elderly couple from Spring Hill, KS.
The sheriff’s office says a preliminary investigation found that the car tried to drive around the crossing arms and got stuck in the tracks.
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