1 dead after truck crashes into train in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Highway Patrol confirms one person is dead after a crash reported about 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the railroad crossing at Durham, north of Hillsboro in Marion County.

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The Kansas Highway Patrol says a truck traveling south on K-15 struck the side of the train. The truck’s driver died at the scene, the KHP says. The crossing is well marked, the KHP says and it’s unclear why the truck’s driver didn’t stop before the collision.

Investigators remained on scene late Thursday night, working to confirm how this happened.

The train crossing was back open late Thursday night.

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