Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:17 PM by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Jun 15, 2014 4:06 AM
SEDALIA - One man is dead after being hit by an Amtrak train in Sedalia Saturday afternoon.
The Sedalia Police Department said Johnathan Eade was taking pictures of the train with a friend at around 12:50 p.m. when he was hit under a highway overpass and killed. Police were dispatched to the Highway 50 overpass near the eastern border of the town. Police said the other man was able to move out of the way of the oncoming train and is unharmed.
Amtrak said the train had 79 people on board. No injuries to passengers or crew were reported. Amtrak said the train was operating the "Missouri River Runner" route from Kansas City to St. Louis. It was delayed one hour and 47 minutes for an investigation following the accident but continued to St. Louis after in was determined there was no damage to the equipment.
Amtrak said the crew of the train did not request release or counseling at the scene, but can request counseling at any time.
Union Pacific Railways owns the section of track the incident occured on and said it experienced delays today as a result of the accident. Amtrak had one other delay in Kansas City as well.