Halstead man dies in train accident

Chad Frey
cfrey@thekansan.com
One person is dead after a train accident Monday afternoon in rural Harvey County.

One person is dead after a train accident Monday afternoon in rural Harvey County.

Taylor Koehn, 21, of Halstead, was driving a farm tractor south on S. River Park Road at 3:15 p.m. Monday, crossing the railroad tracks near S.W. 24th Street, when his tractor was struck by an oncoming train at the railroad tracks.

Koehn was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident was determined to have been an accident. The train derailed as a result.

Emergency responders on scene included the Burrton Fire Department, Halstead Fire/EMS, Kansas Highway Patrol, Burrton Police Department, Halstead Police Department and the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office.