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The railroad crossing at NE 48th and Highway-50, the scene of a fatal car-train collision, did not have flashing lights or gates, according to the Harvey County Sheriff's Office.
A fatal traffic accident happened Saturday afternoon when a 2000 Dodge Intrepid collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. The car was occupied by three people. They are identified as the driver, 19-year-old Taylor Sowell, her husband, 20-year-old Dylan Sowell and the driver's brother, 17-year-old Kyle Malek.
All are Harvey County residents. A news release did not mention a cause of the accident.
Sowell was flown to Wesley Medical Center with critical injuries, but has since improved to fair, while Malek was transported by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center, but his condition is not known. Authorities said Malek's sister died from massive head injuries.
The Kansas Highway Patrol, Newton Police Department and emergency personnel from the Walton Fire Department and Newton Fire and Ambulance also responded to the scene of the crash.