Railroad News

Kansas Teen Crossing Railroad Tracks Killed By Train

 (Osawatomie, Kansas – April 9, 2011)

An 18-year-old Osawatomie boy, Chad McMillin, was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train Friday night about 8:00 P.M. as he and two friends attempted to cross the UPRR tracks near the intersection of Seventh Street and Brown Avenue. A train was blocking their paths and Chad may have tried to cross through the train. Although the investigation is continuing, Osawatomie Police are looking into the tragedy as an accidental death based upon evidence at the scene and witness statements.