Sunday, September 26, 2010
A Manhattan man is dead after the semi he was driving collided with a train.
Paul Cross, 51, of Manhattan had stopped his semi at the railroad tracks just north of K-61 and North East 30 Avenue Saturday afternoon.
Cross then pulled forward in front of the oncoming train, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol accident report. The train was unable to stop and hit the vehicle on the driver side door.
Cross was driving a 1994 Freight commercial truck.
Emergency medical crews responded to the scene in the 300 block of North East 30 Avenue about 1 1/2 miles south of Natrona, Kansas, at about 2:16 p.m.
Cross was taken to Pratt Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 4 p.m. Saturday.
The engineer of the Union Pacific train, George Miller, 38, of Lost Springs, KS and the conductor of the train, Daniel Pohlmann, 32, of Hillsboro, KS were not injured.