RENO COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 3p.m. Saturday in Reno County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1994 International semi driven by Floyd C. Bogner Jr., 66, Burton, was southbound on Victory Road. The driver stopped at the stop sign at the railroad tracks and proceeded slowly across the tracks.
An eastbound Watco train driven by Mark A. Wells, 57, Hutchinson, struck the semi. The train proceeded and stopped shortly after the crash. It was partially derailed, according to the KHP.
Bogner Jr. was transported to Wesley Medical Center. There were no injuries on the train.
HAVEN, Kan. — One person was injured when the tractor trailer rig he was driving collided with a train near Haven.
According to Reno County 911, the truck was on Victory Road when it was hit by an eastbound K and O freight train. The train hit the semi in the trailer that was filled with grain and knocked it into the south ditch. The last of three locomotives and 12 cars derailed with a half dozen laying over on their sides. The locomotive stayed upright.
The driver of the truck was taken by EMS to a Wichita Hospital. No one on the locomotive was injured. Officials with K and O are on the scene to address the cleanup and removal of the wreckage. Haven Road was closed in Haven. Victory Road was closed also.
The accident happened just after 3 p.m. about one mile east of Haven.