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Train strikes pedestrian at Harry and K-15

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 7:48 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 11:51 a.m.


A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck and killed a pedestrian in south Wichita early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Wichita police told media on the scene the victim is a woman and that the incident appears to be a suicide.

The train’s crew called 911 at 3:21 a.m. to report striking a pedestrian at Harry and K-15, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. The woman’s body was found just north of the track on the west side of K-15. She was pronounced dead at 3:33 a.m.

More information on the incident is expected to be released later this morning at a police briefing at City Hall.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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