TOPEKA — Authorities say a motorist has died after driving into the path of an Amtrak train in Topeka.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the collision happened early Friday when the motorist drove around a crossing gate. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that the train then hit the motorist’s car.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says a coroner is working identity the body.
No one on the train was injured. The crash is under investigation.