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KC: Driver killed in south Kansas City train crash after driving around warning arms

KANSAS CITY, MO – One person lost their life Friday morning when their vehicle was struck by an oncoming train on Holmes Road in south Kansas City, reports KCTV5.

The fatal incident occurred on a stretch of the road near Blue Ridge Boulevard, shortly before 8:00 a.m.

According to the Kansas City Police Department, the victim, who was behind the wheel of a blue Jaguar S-Type, disregarded warning lights and audible signals in the area. After driving around a pair of lowered train warning arms, the Jaguar was struck by the front engine of a Union Pacific Railroad freight train as it attempted to cross a second train crossing.

First responders pronounced the driver of the Jaguar deceased at the scene. Officials noted that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

None of the crew members aboard the train was reported hurt.

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