Police investigating deadly crash involving semi and train in Harrisonville


HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — Harrisonville police are investigating a deadly crash Tuesday involving a semi-truck and a train.

The incident was reported just after 1:30 p.m. just east of Anaconda Road and N. Clearwater Drive.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash log, 66-year-old Michael Samani of Lenexa, Kansas was killed in the crash.

Samani was driving a semi-truck and tried to cross in front of the train and was struck. The train then struck another object, overturned and caught on fire.

Samani was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers closed the intersection of Brickplant Road and S. Brookhart Drive as well as Anaconda Road and N. Clearwater Drive.

Police said traffic moving north on Brickplant, south on Clearwater and east on Anaconda was restricted in this area as of 1:45 p.m.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. FOX4 will continue to keep you updated as details become available.

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