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Lebo man dies in vehicle-train accident near Olivet

OLIVET, Kan. – A Lebo man was killed Monday afternoon after he drove his pickup out of a field about a mile southwest of Olivet, Kan., and was struck by a train at a crossing.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that around 2:24 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, Patrick J. Harsch, 51, Lebo, Kan., was driving a 1989 Chevrolet pickup through a field, westbound and parallel to the railroad track. He then turned north out of the field, at about the 3300 block of SW Wanamaker Road, and for an unknown reason failed to stop at a crossing, and was struck by a westbound BNSF train. Harsch suffered fatal injuries in the accident. KHP reported the accident location was 600 feet south of the intersection of West Olivet Road and SW Wanamaker Road.

The driver of the BNSF train, Anthony P Mora, 49, Blue Springs, Mo., was uninjured in the accident.

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