Old School Couple Killed In Kansas Train Crash Garner Global Headlines

The tragic fate of a Sunflower State couple has sparked headlines across the world.

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The incident happened around 6 p.m. at the railroad crossing on Ridgeview Road just north of Wagstaff Road in Miami County, KS.

"When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they located the front of the train and the vehicle, a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, approximately a half mile down the tracks from the intersection, with the vehicle fully engulfed in flames and the front of the train engine on fire," according to a statement released by the Miami County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said their investigation shows that it appears all railroad equipment was working properly at the time.

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Elderly couple killed in fiery train collision went around crossing arms, got stuck on tracks, investigators believe

MIAMI COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Investigators on Friday said they believe an elderly couple leaving a Thanksgiving gathering Thursday night drove around railroad crossing arms and got stuck on the tracks before getting hit by a train and dying in the fiery collision. The incident happened around 6 p.m.

Couple killed in train crash driving home from Thanksgiving dinner

An elderly couple was killed in a crash involving a train in rural Kansas on Thursday night while driving home from their family's Thanksgiving dinner, according to local officials. Around 6:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, officials believe a slow-moving freight train struck the couple in their vehicle in Miami County.

Two people killed in Kansas accident involving train, report says

Two people have been killed in a Thanksgiving Day accident in Kansas involving a train, a report says. The incident happened around 6.30pm in rural Miami County, according to KCTV5. "The rural area is just south of W. 255th Street, east of 169 Highway. It is technically in Miami County.

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