Jan 18, 2022

Kansas man dies after train strikes a pickup

Posted Jan 18, 2022 12:42 AM

OSAGE COUNTY—A Kansas man died in an accident just before 2:30p.m. Monday in Osage County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a  1989 Chevy pickup driven by Patrick J. Harsch, 51, Lebo, was westbound through a field in the 3300 Block of SW Wanamaker Road parallel to the train track.

The driver turned north out of the field, failed to stop at the crossing and was struck by a westbound BNSF train.

Harsch was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Frontier Forensics. There were no injuries on the train. Harsch was not wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.