A woman has been arrested after leaving her unoccupied car on the railroad tracks in southeast Wichita where it was struck by a train.
About 4:30 a.m. Sunday, a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train struck a 2001 Nissan that was parked on the tracks near 3300 E. MacArthur and Southeast Boulevard, Sedgwick County sheriff Lt. David Mattingly said Wednesday.
Further investigation found a 31-year-old woman had struck a pole holding a railroad crossing arm. The car couldn’t be driven, so she left the car on the tracks and went to her home about a mile away, Mattingly said.
A train hit the car shortly afterward. Deputies found the woman at her home a few hours later and arrested her for leaving the scene of an acccident.