Fort Leavenworth employee dies after being hit by train

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 6:07 PM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Fort Leavenworth employee inside a front-end loader has died after being hit by a train.

According to Garrison Public Affairs Officer Scott Gibson, it happened at 2:10 p.m.

Gibson said the male, civilian employee was operating the front-end loader near the Sherman Army Airfield when he was hit by a train.

The man was taken to a hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas, for treatment of injuries he sustained during the crash. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased early in the evening.

The train did not derail, but did stop following the accident. No one on the train was injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board, Union Pacific and local authorities are investigating.

No further information is available at this time.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, the person who died was identified as 28-year-old Cody Clark from Leavenworth.

“The Fort Leavenworth community is deeply saddened by the loss of Cody Clark,” said Col. John Misenheimer, Garrison Commander of Fort Leavenworth. “His absence will be felt throughout our entire Fort Leavenworth family. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”