COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – One man died and another was seriously injured following a collision with a train in Cowley County.
It happened at 10 a.m. Saturday near 31st Road and 82nd Road. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the driver, 60-year old Mike Saengsavath, and his passenger, 55-year-old Chomchanh Khaikham, were traveling eastbound and failed to yield to a train at the railroad crossing.
The vehicle was struck by that train, and Saengsavath died at the scene. Troopers contacted Saengsavath’s next of kin.
Chomchanh Khaikham, also of Wichita, was taken to Wesley Medical Center with a serious injury.
The train conductor and engineer had no apparent injuries.