Archive for Monday, April 2, 2012

One person killed in vehicle-train accident near Riverfront Park north of Lawrence

April 2, 2012

One person died early Monday morning in a vehicle-train accident just north of Lawrence.

Apparently the driver of the vehicle went around the cross arms near the entrance to Riverfront Park and the vehicle was struck by a northbound coal train, according according to Operation 100's Mike Frizzell, The Mirror's reporting partner.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday.

The accident scene is just west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and 24-59, which also is referred to as TeePee Junction.

We'll provide more information when it becomes available.

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