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Driver reports no injuries after train hits truck near Emmett

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 9:53 PM CDT
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EMMETT, Kan. (WIBW) - The driver of a truck that was hit by a train near Emmett on Wednesday night walked away from the accident unscathed.

The Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff’s Office says on Wednesday, Oct. 13, just before 9:15 p.m., dispatch received a call from Union Pacific Railroad reporting a train had hit a truck on the crossing near Crystal Springs Rd. and Barnyard Rd. in Emmett.

When first responders arrived, they said they found a Chevy Truck, with the sole occupant and driver, Simon Serafina, 20, of Emmett, unscathed.

The Everbridge Emergency Alert system alerted residents around 9:45 p.m. that the Crystal Springs Rd. Railroad Crossing east of Emmett has been closed because of an accident. Residents had been advised to avoid the area, which has since reopened.

The Sheriff’s Office said it would like to thank Union Pacific Railroad, the St. Marys Police Department, Pottawatomie Co. EMS and the Emmett Fire Department for their help with the incident.

The accident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pawnee Co. Sheriff’s office at 785-457-3353 or leave a tip via Crimestoppers.

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