Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Train and Semi-Trailer Crash in North Topeka ; One Person Injured in Wreck, Taken to Hospital

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Train and Semi-Trailer Crash in North Topeka ; One Person Injured in Wreck, Taken to Hospital

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A semi-tractor hauling a dump trailer collided with a Union Pacific train Monday afternoon in North Topeka, and one person was transported to a local hospital.

The accident was reported about 1:50 p.m. just south of the Kansas River near 2450 N.W. Water Works Drive.

One person, the driver of the tractor, was loaded into an American Medical Response ambulance at the scene about 2:06 p.m. and taken to a local hospital.

The Kansas Highway Patrol's crash log identified the injured tractor driver as 64-year-old Gregory Sleep, of Topeka. The log indicated Sleep was wearing a seat belt.

The train's conductor, Timothy King, 43, of Council Grove, wasn't injured.

Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Dennis Shoemaker said on the scene that the vehicle stopped at the stop sign but didn't hear the train's whistle. …

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