An aged couple was killed in a crash involving a train in rural Kansas on Thursday evening whereas driving home from their household’s Thanksgiving dinner, in keeping with native officers.
Around 6:30 p.m. native time on Thursday, officers consider a slow-moving freight train struck the couple in their automobile in Miami County.
The automobile was pushed a substantial distance down the tracks whereas the train tried to cease. At some level, the automobile caught fireplace, officers told KCTV.
The aged victims, who’re from the Kansas City metro space, had been on their approach home from Thanksgiving dinner when the accident occurred. Their grownup son reportedly confirmed up on the scene after the accident.
“This is an emotional call for anybody involved in this,” stated Capt. Matthew Kelly with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office stated, in keeping with KCTV. “Not just for the family but also for us on scene. Nobody wants to go to these calls. These are very traumatic for anybody involved. Anybody that has anything to do with this. I think it makes it even more traumatic on a holiday like this.”
He stated his division has reached out to the sufferer’s household to supply any help.
The investigation — which is able to embody checking whether or not the crossing’s railways and lights have been functioning correctly — is ongoing, officers stated.