Authorities say a 64-year-old man died Wednesday morning when a train struck the truck he was driving on a gravel road south and east of Mulvane.
Rex A. Pyeatt of Mulvane was killed in the collision, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.
Trooper Chad Crittenden said it appears the man may not have seen the train coming as he was driving a Ford Ranger east on 120th Street North near K-15 at about 8:30 a.m. The crossing in that area is marked with signs but has no other warning signals, such as flashing lights, sirens or crossing arms that automatically drop when a train is approaching, Crittenden said.
The tracks are about 100 feet west of the highway.
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Pyeatt died at the scene. The train was traveling south when he failed to yield to it and was hit, Crittenden said.