Sheriff Reports Fatal Train and Truck Collision

Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann reports a fatalaccident Tuesday morning involving a dump truck and train at the entrance of Horseshoe Lake.

57-year-old Shawn Sandrin of Lincoln, formerly of of Haddam, Kan., was driving the unloaded dump truck into the Horseshoe Lake area. Sheriff  Brueggemann says he failed to yield to the BNSF train that had 110 cars.

The train crew was operating the train whistle and observed the truck enter the tracks. The train engaged emergency brakes before impact.

A Cass County deputy pronounced Sandrin deceased upon arrival.

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