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.
Pyeatt died at the scene. The train was traveling south when he failed to yield to it and was hit, Crittenden said.