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Thursday, June 23, 2016

One killed in Cass County after being struck by train

Around 2:04 am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with the Cass County Sheriffs Office responded to Missouri 58 Highway just East of S. Shimel Road on a report of a subject struck by a train.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when 36 year old Tianna Britt of Strasburg, Missouri was walking across the track and stopped on the north side of rail before being struck by a General Electric Train driven by 35 year old Eric A. Duncan of Kansas City, Mo.

Tianna Britt was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:55am by Jackson County Medical Examiner Adam Wilcoxen.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 27th Fatality accident of 2016.

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