Man dead after train collides with tractor

August 14, 2019 - 4:49 am

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a man was killed Tuesday evening in a crash at a Ford County railroad crossing involving a farm tractor and a BNSF train. It happened at a railroad crossing near U-S 50 ... about 3 miles southwest of Spearville. The driver of the tractor was taken to Western Plains Medical Center and pronounced dead at the hospital. He is identified as 59-year-old Bernard V. Stegman of Spearville. No injuries were reported among the three men on the train. The engineer was from Wichita, the conductor was from Stafford, and the brakeman was from Sedgwick.

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