MULVANE, KANSAS (February 22, 2017) –A 64-year-old man identified as Rex Pyeatt was killed on Wednesday morning after he was hit by a train on 120th Avenue, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on 120th Avenue North, near K-15. Red Pyeatt was driving east on 120th Avenue, when he was struck by a southbound train at an open crossing with no lights or arms. Rex Pyeatt was tragically pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
The accident remains under open investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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