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KCPD investigates deadly crash between car, train near 133rd, Holmes

Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 19, 2024

UPDATE 4/22 12:00p.m.: KC police have identified the driver as Richard T. Buford, 39.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a fatal crash between a car and a train on Friday.

The collision took place around 7:55 a.m. Friday near 133rd Street and Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

The driver of a blue Jaguar S-type was traveling northbound on Holmes where it encountered train warning arms.

The Jaguar went around the warning arms, ignoring the warning lights and audio signal, according to police.

The driver then attempted to cross a second train crossing and was struck by the engine of a Union Pacific Railroad freight train that was headed northbound.

Police say the driver of the Jaguar was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nobody on the train was injured.

KCPD is investigating the crash.