Victim identified in fatal train incident in Johnson County

04/02/2014 9:58 AM

04/02/2014 9:59 AM

Authorities have identified a man struck and killed by a train in Johnson County as a resident of South Dakota.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said that 52-year-old William E. Gainey of Yankton was struck about 6 p.m. Tuesday on the tracks at U.S. 56 and Moonlight Road.

The patrol said that Gainey was trying to “beat” the train when he was struck.

Tony Rizzo,


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