Archive for Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sheriff seek help with IDs of train crash victims

January 30, 2011


— Butler County's sheriff is asking for the public's help in identifying two people who were killed in a car-train collision northeast of El Dorado Lake in southeast Kansas.

Sheriff Craig Murphy says two people were killed at 4:45 p.m. Friday when their vehicle was hit by a train and dragged about a mile.

The car was on fire when emergency responders arrived.

The bodies have been taken to the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center.

The Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press on Saturday afternoon that the two victims still had not been identified.


Pywacket 7 years, 3 months ago

Um.... maybe if they could include the vehicle make & model, they might have some information coming forth...?

Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 3 months ago

After a vehicle has been hit by a train, dragged about a mile, and then burned, that might be rather difficult to determine.

We all need to remember the victims by being very careful at railroad crossings!

riverdrifter 7 years, 3 months ago

That car must've been struck by a BNSF expedited train. They are shorter, low-tonnage trains with big locomotives travelling at the highest speeds allowed with priority freight being tracked in real-time by the shippers and consignees. There is no stopping these trains anytime soon.

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