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Police identify man killed by train Sunday night

Deandre Parker, 40, of Wichita, died after a crash involving a train near Washington and East Lincoln late Sunday, according to officials.
Deandre Parker, 40, of Wichita, died after a crash involving a train near Washington and East Lincoln late Sunday, according to officials. The Wichita Eagle

A man killed earlier this week at a Wichita railroad crossing has been identified as 40-year-old Deandre Parker of Wichita.

Wichita police say Parker was a passenger in a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that was heading west in the 700 block of East Indianapolis, between Washington and St. Francis, at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night when it left the road and got stuck on the tracks. The car’s driver got out and ran away as a BNSF train was bearing down, authorities said.

Parker, however, wasn’t able to escape.

Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said Tuesday that police are still looking for whomever was driving the Malibu. The car wasn’t registered to Parker and had not been stolen, she said.

Anyone with information about the crash, including the driver’s identity, is asked to contact the Wichita Police Department at 316-268-4407 or Wichita-Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com or through the P3 Tips mobile application. Crime Stoppers’ tips are anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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