WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says a Maize mother died and her two daughters were injured after the Chevy Silverado struck a Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad train.
The crash took place just after 3 p.m. Tuesday just north of 53rd St N. and 135th St W. at the crossing.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as 36-year-old Ana Hirai Guerrero-Dominguez. Her two daughters were seriously injured.
The operators of the train were not injured. The circumstances of the collisions are under investigation.
“I can’t tell you that, I mean we’re still collecting information and evidence attached to everything. It’s such a a mangled mess right now,” said Lt. Tom Forshee, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. “We’re dealing with railroad company checking over the scene and trying to collect as much information as we can at this point.”
Nearly 1,500 gallons of diesel leaked from the engine. Hazmat was called to assist.
The sheriff’s office said the crossing had no crossing arms or lights. Instead, it just had railroad crossing markings.