Train destroys camping trailer in El Dorado

A camper was destroyed after it was struck by a train on Saturday. Photo courtesy Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet

EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – A train and a camping trailer collided in El Dorado Saturday.

The accident happened around 4:40 p.m.

According to dispatchers the camping trailer was hit on Kickapoo Road, south of SW 40th Street.

An 82-year-old man from Arkansas City was pulling a camper behind his vehicle when the camper was struck. The driver said he heard the train and started to accelerate in order to miss it, but he couldn’t get out of the way in time.

The driver was not injured in the crash.

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