One Dead After Wichita Car-Train Collision

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities say one person is dead and another is critically injured after a car-train collision in Wichita.

The freight train pushed the wrecked car about a quarter-mile before coming to a halt after the crash at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. Rescuers used Jaws of Life equipment to remove the two people from the small, silver car.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but witnesses tell KFDI Radio that the car tried to "beat the train'' as it approached the crossing on the city's south side.

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