An aged couple was killed in a crash involving a prepare in rural Kansas on Thursday evening whereas driving house from their household’s Thanksgiving dinner, in keeping with native officers.
Round 6:30 p.m. native time on Thursday, officers consider a slow-moving freight prepare struck the couple of their car in Miami County.
The car was pushed a substantial distance down the tracks whereas the prepare tried to cease. In some unspecified time in the future, the car caught hearth, officers advised KCTV.
The aged victims, who’re from the Kansas Metropolis metro space, had been on their approach house from Thanksgiving dinner when the accident occurred. Their grownup son reportedly confirmed up on the scene after the accident.
“That is an emotional name for anyone concerned on this,” mentioned Capt. Matthew Kelly with the Miami County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned, in keeping with KCTV. “Not only for the household but in addition for us on scene. No one desires to go to those calls. These are very traumatic for anyone concerned. Anyone that has something to do with this. I feel it makes it much more traumatic on a vacation like this.”
He mentioned his division has reached out to the sufferer’s household to supply any help.
The investigation — which is able to embody checking whether or not the crossing’s railways and lights have been functioning correctly — is ongoing, officers mentioned.