Joe Raedle

Man struck, killed by passenger train near Topeka

July 17, 2019 - 6:09 pm

Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train while walking across a stretch of railroad tracks south of Topeka.

The man killed in Tuesday's crash has been identified as William Reynolds III, 64, of Topeka.

Shawnee County sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says about 150 passengers were aboard the train at the time he was hit. The train didn't move for about two hours afterward. None of the passengers were hurt.

The collision is under investigation.

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