Train collides with truck near Whitewater

A man in his 70s escaped serious injury when his truck collided with a train in northwest Butler County Wednesday evening, authorities said.

The collision was reported shortly before 6 p.m. near NW Butler and NW 130th streets, a Butler County emergency communications supervisor said. That’s about three miles north of Whitewater.

A Union Pacific crew reported the collision, the supervisor said. The 73-year-old driver of the truck was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with back and neck pain, according to scanner communications between the ambulance and hospital.

No injuries were reported for members of the train crew.