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Fatal Tractor vs Train Crash

Todd PittengerAugust 14, 2019

A man was killed in a crash in SW Kansas involving a train and a tractor.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Bernard Stegman from Spearville was driving a John Deere tractor headed north on a rural road in Ford County. He failed to stop at a railroad crossing and was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train.

Stegman was killed in the crash. No one in the train was hurt.

The crash happened at around 5:45 Tuesday evening, at the Garnett Road Railroad crossing about three miles Southwest of Spearville in Ford County.

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