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Elderly couple killed in fiery train collision went around crossing arms, got stuck on tracks, investigators believe | News – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-11-26 13:36:00 –

Miami County, Kansas (KCTV)-They believe that an old couple who left a Thanksgiving rally on Thursday night drove around the arm of a railroad crossing and got caught on a railroad track before hitting a train and dying in a violent clash. The investigator said.

The incident occurred around 6 pm at the Ridgeview Road railroad crossing, just north of Wag Staff Road in Miami County, Kansas.

“When the rescuers arrived at the scene, they placed the front of the train and car, the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, about 0.5 miles below the intersection. The car was completely in flames and in front of the train engine. It was in the department. According to a statement released by the Miami County Rescuer Office.

The sheriff’s office said their investigation showed that all railroad equipment seemed to be functioning properly at that time.

The identities of the men and women in the car need to be confirmed by a pathologist, but they are believed to be an elderly couple in Spring Hill, Kansas, who recently left the Thanksgiving rally.

Railroad accident investigators told KCTV5News that authorities in these cases were trying to ensure that signals, crossing arms, bells, and train whistles all worked properly during the accident. The captain of the Sheriff of Miami County said Thursday night that he would look at the train’s dashcam to determine if all the equipment worked as intended.

After reviewing the evidence, the sheriff’s office said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicle tried to drive around the railroad crossing arm and was stuck at a railroad crossing. The train had two crew members on the train. Crashed into the vehicle. I will move to the final resting place. “

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