2 dead in pickup-train collision in NE Kan.
Published on -10/30/2012, 7:54 AM
HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) -- Two people have died in a collision with a freight train at a railroad crossing in northeast Kansas.
Brown County Sheriff John Merchant says a pickup truck collided with a Union Pacific train around 10 a.m. Monday north of Hiawatha.
Merchant says the two people in the pickup -- 59-year-old Thurman Turner and 18-year-old Veronica Hogle -- were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were from Hiawatha.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says it's not clear who was driving the pickup.
KNZA-AM reports (http://bit.ly/WWhxcu ) Turner was well known in the Hiawatha area for rallying fellow motorcycle riders to take part in fundraising rides for charity
The cause of the crash is under investigation.