Lyndon teen struck by train and killed

A Lyndon teenager was struck by a train and killed as he was sitting on a bridge near Quenemo on July 18, 2016. According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Austin McWilliams, 18, of Lyndon, was found dead by deputies after the sheriff’s office received a call from BNSF about a man on the railroad bridge near 269th Street and Stubbs Road.

The investigation is still continuing into whether McWilliams’ death was an accident or intentional act.

The accident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office and BNSF. Also providing assistance at the scene were Osage County Fire District No. 7 and Osage County EMS.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about McWilliams’ whereabouts prior to 3:30 a.m. July 18 to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-OSCRIME or the sheriff’s office at 1-785-828-3121.

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