Salina, KS

Now: 40 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 55 ° | Lo: 30 °

Truck Brake Caused Train Derailment

KSAL StaffMay 4, 2016
The Kansas Highway Patrol says four people who died Tuesday in an accident in Ellsworth County were from Colorado.

A Kansas Highway Patrol investigator says a truck driver failed to set the emergency brakes on a truck and likely caused an Amtrak train derailment west of Dodge City.

The truck owned by Cimarron Crossing Feeders rolled downhill, broke through two fences, crossed U.S. 50 and struck the railroad bed. That displaced ties and tracks on the railroad where a train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed shortly after midnight March 14.

Six of the train’s 10 cars derailed, injuring 28 of the 144 people on board.

Technical trooper Herb Bradley wrote that the driver either didn’t set the truck’s parking brake or didn’t completely apply it before it rolled down the hill.

Damage from the derailment was estimated at more than $1.4 million.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Pistol Stolen from Truck

December 1, 2017 10:52 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Tax Assistance Volunteers...
January 19, 2018Comments
Soldiers Accused of Illeg...
January 18, 2018Comments
Retired State Trooper Cha...
January 18, 2018Comments
Cops Tried to Out Underco...
January 18, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018