Winfield police: Young man hit, killed by train

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Police says a train has struck and killed a man near the Winfield fairgrounds where a bluegrass festival is being held.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that the Winfield Fire Department found the man’s body near the railroad tracks around 4:05 a.m. Saturday. Police Capt. Brett Stone said in a release that the discovery was made after a train-pedestrian accident was reported.

A police dispatch supervisor says the man was over 18 years old, but his exact age was not available.

Stone says the accident remains under investigation, and more information may be released early next week. The Walnut Valley Festival is going on at the fairgrounds this weekend.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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