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Man, 30, struck, killed by freight train near Wellington

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 10 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 6:18 a.m.

A 30-year-old man walking along the railroad tracks near Wellington on Monday was struck and killed by a freight train, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

The victim was walking west on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks about two miles west of Wellington shortly before 4 p.m. when he was struck from behind by the westbound train, the sheriff’s office said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the office said. Identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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