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Possible injuries reported after train hits truck
photo courtesy of Kansas Highway Patrol

A Hoisington man was taken to the Russell hospital Thursday after the truck he was driving was hit by a train at 181st Street in Russell County and caught on fire. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the truck driver, Anthony Joseph Moshier, 23, said he was in pain and was therefore transported to the hospital for a possible injury.

The crash occurred at 3:15 p.m., 3.9 miles west of the U.S. 40/U.S. 281 junction.

According to the KHP, Moshier was northbound on 181st Street and stopped at the railroad crossing. He did not see the westbound train and began moving forward. He was driving a 2022 Peterbilt straight truck that was hit by the Union Pacific Train.

The truck came to rest in the southwest corner of the crossing facing south, where it caught fire. It was completely destroyed by the fire.

No one on the train appeared to be injured. Occupants were the conductor, Timothy Higgins, 56, of Hoisington; engineer, Matthew Krause, 48, of Salina; and brakeman, Fontaine Bartlett, 40, of Wichita.