A Rush County man was driving a semitrailer that was hit by a Union Pacific railroad train, Wednesday evening in Clark County. The truck driver, 30-year-old Joshua L. Coleman from Alexander, was able to get out of the vehicle and was not injured.
Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:54 p.m. at a railroad crossing west of the U.S. 54/U.S. 283 Junction, near the entrance to the co-op. Coleman was driving a 2009 Kenworth tractor and pulling an empty trailer. He was crossing the railroad tracks when the lowboy trailer got stuck. The train had four engines and 130 cars.
The rig was removed by Southwest Towing to Dodge City.