Man killed in train accident

One person will killed Wednesday evening in a train accident in Emporia. The Emporia Police Department, EMS and fire were dispatched to the area of the railroad tracks and Market Street at 9:38 p.m.  for an accident involving a train and a bicyclist.  The bicyclist was Michael T. Glaser, 46, who lives in the south central part of Emporia.  According to the Emporia Police Department’s investigation it appeared that Glaser was riding his bike south on Market Street and fell off his bike.  Glaser ended up falling just west of Market Street off the roadway onto the south railroad tracks and was unconscious. The train tried to stop but was unable to stop in time.  Glaser was trapped underneath the BNSF train.  Both Emporia Fire and EMS worked on removing Glaser from underneath the train.  Glaser was removed and transported to Newman’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The next of kin has been notified.


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