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Train versus car collision claims life of Kansas woman

Kansas Highway Patrol portable Motorola radio (Jan. 7, 2014).
Kansas Highway Patrol portable Motorola radio (Jan. 7, 2014). File photo

An Elsmore woman was pronounced dead Saturday after the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train in Allen County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Melodee K. McEndree, 62, was driving a Honda car east on Idaho Road about 3 miles north of Elsmore when it failed to yield to a southbound train, according to a Highway Patrol crash report.

The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on Saturday. McEndree was pronounced dead shortly after the crash, the report said.

Elsmore is about 135 miles east of Wichita.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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