An aged couple was killed in a crash involving a prepare in rural Kansas on Thursday night time whereas driving residence from their household’s Thanksgiving dinner, in keeping with native officers.
Around 6:30 p.m. native time on Thursday, officers imagine a slow-moving freight prepare struck the couple of their automobile in Miami County.
The automobile was pushed a substantial distance down the tracks whereas the prepare tried to cease. At some level, the automobile caught hearth, officers instructed KCTV.
The aged victims, who’re from the Kansas City metro space, had been on their method residence from Thanksgiving dinner when the accident occurred. Their grownup son reportedly confirmed up on the scene after the accident.
“This is an emotional call for anybody involved in this,” mentioned Capt. Matthew Kelly with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office mentioned, in keeping with KCTV. “Not just for the family but also for us on scene. Nobody wants to go to these calls. These are very traumatic for anybody involved. Anybody that has anything to do with this. I think it makes it even more traumatic on a holiday like this.”
He mentioned his division has reached out to the sufferer’s household to supply any help.
The investigation — which can embrace checking whether or not the crossing’s railways and lights had been functioning correctly — is ongoing, officers mentioned.