Train, pickup crash results in no injury

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a driver of a pickup truck escaped injury after his vehicle was struck by a train this morning north of Osage City.

The sheriff’s report said that at 9:29 a.m. March 21, 2019, a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train struck an eastbound 1999 Ford F250 pickup truck pulling an empty livestock trailer, driven by Aaron Payne, 26, Scranton.

The report said Payne failed to yield at a cross buck marked intersection at 201st Street and Auburn Road, in Osage County, about three miles north of Osage City.

Neither Payne nor the train crew was injured, the sheriff reported. The train’s engineer was Sean McBreen and conductor was Dave Kleuskens.

The accident is being investigated by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office. Assistance was by provided on the scene by Osage County EMS, Osage County Fire District No. 6 and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Railing and the front of a BNSF train engine was damaged in a crash with a pickup truck north of Osage City, Thursday morning.

Photos thanks to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated March 22, 2019, to add engineer’s and conductor’s names.

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