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Lenexa trucker dies in Tuesday crash with train in Harrisonville, Missouri

Posted at 2:10 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 23:31:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lenexa man died Tuesday afternoon when his tractor trailer was struck by a train in Harrisonville, Missouri.

The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the truck driver as 66-year-old Michael K. Samani.

Samani was heading east on Anaconda Road near Clearwater Drive when he tried to cross in front of a train, the patrol crash report states.

The train struck the passenger side of the cab and the cab hit a fixed object and overturned, according to the crash report.

The truck caught fire.

Samani was alone in the truck.

No injuries were reported among the train crew.