In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Their Train Made A Person Become "Train Kill"

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Mike Rock, Vice President - External Relations
Printz Bolin, Asst. Vice President - External Relations
James Houton, Asst. Vice President - External Relations
Sue Andres, Sr. Director - Washington Affairs, Transportation
Elizabeth Leddy, Manager - Political Programs

Mike Rock, Vice President - External RelationsUnion Pacific Corporation
700 13th St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 662-0130
Fax: (402) 501-3422

Colorado, Central/Western Nebraska and Wyoming

Sara Thompson Cassidy

Director, Public Affairs

1400 W. 52nd Avenue, Bldg. 1259
Denver, CO 80221

Phone: 303-405-5010

Cell: 720-357-2215

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Adrian Guerrero

Director, Public Affairs

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Chicago, IL 60606

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Kelli O'Brien

Director, Public Affairs

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Lindsey Douglas

Director, Public Affairs

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Ben Jones

Senior Director

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Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

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Chicago, IL 60606

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Man identified in vehicle / train collision in Wabaunsee Co.

Kansas man dies in train crash after his truck's trailer detaches on railroad

By Jason Tidd

Order Reprint of this Story

April 29, 2018 05:37 PM

Updated 4 hours 32 minutes ago

A Kansas man whose trailer detached from his pickup while crossing a railroad died after he was hit by a train.

David W. Miller, 58, of Maple Hill, was pulling a trailer with his 2017 Ford F-150 across railroad tracks in Wabaunsee County when the trailer became detached at around 6 p.m. Friday, a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report states. Miller then got out of the pickup to try to rehitch the trailer.

Miller tried to get back into the pickup when a Union Pacific train came around a curve, but the locomotive hit him and the vehicle, the report states. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither the 41-year-old train engineer from Manhattan nor the 32-year-old conductor from Herington were injured.

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Kansas Highway Patrol - Online Crash Logs

Case 2018-005776 Crash Information

Date: 04/27/2018

Time: 18:02

County: Wabaunsee

Location Description: Willard Road at Bouchey Road or 2.5 miles northeast of Maple Hill.

Investigated by: K498

Type: Fatality

Hit and Run: No

Police Pursuit: No

Crash Narrative: Vehicle 1 was northbound on Willard Road crossing the railroad tracks just north of Bouchey Road when his trailer become detached on the tracks. Pedestrian 1 exited vehicle to try to rehitch the trailer. Vehicle 2 came around a curve and struck vehicle 1 & pedestrian 1 while he was attempting to get back into his vehicle.

Vehicle 1 Information

Year: 2017

Make: Ford

Type: F150

License: 127KWX

State of Origin: Kansas


Insurance: Yes

Insurance Company: Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company

Removed by: Brown's Wrecker

Removed to: Tow lot


Driver of Vehicle 1 Information



State: Unknown


Taken to:



Code: No Injury

Safety Restraint:

Next of Kin Notified: No

By Who:



Comments: Vehicle was unoccupied

Vehicle 2 Information


Make: Union Pacific

Type: Locomotive


State of Origin: Unknown



Insurance Company:

Removed by:

Removed to:

Comments: Locomotive# 7638

Driver of Vehicle 2 Information

Name: Idleman, Ryan L

City: Manhattan

State: Kansas


Taken to:

Age: 41

Sex: Male

Code: No Injury

Safety Restraint: No

Next of Kin Notified: No

By Who:



Comments: Train Engineer

Occupant 2 of Vehicle 2 Information

Name: Sheppard II, Jonathon B

City: Herington

State: Kansas


Taken to:

Age: 32

Sex: Male

Code: No Injury

Safety Restraint: No

Next of Kin Notified: No

By Who:



Comments: Train Conductor

Pedestrian 1

Name: Miller, David W

City: Maple Hill

State: Kansas

Hospital/Mortuary: Frontier Forensics - Kansas City, KS

Taken to: Mortuary

Age: 58

Sex: Male

Code: Fatal

Next of Kin Notified: Yes

By Who: K141

Date: 04/27/2018

Time: 18:43



By Melissa Brunner, Caroline Burkard  | 
Posted: Fri 7:17 PM, Apr 27, 2018  | 
Updated: Sat 6:38 AM, Apr 28, 2018

MAPLE HILL, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities have identified the Maple Hill man who was killed in a vehicle/train collision Friday night in Wabaunsee Co.

The Wabaunsee Co. Sheriff's Office told 13 NEWS it happened just after 6 p.m. Friday near Willard and Bouchey Roads, east of Maple Hill

David W Miller, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene. Miller was driving a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on Willard Road when his trailer became detached on the tracks and tried to reattach it.

A Union Pacific Railroad locomotive, driven by Ryan L. Idleman, 41, came around a curve and struck Miller's truck while he was trying to get back into his unoccupied vehicle.

Idleman and the train conductor Jonathan B. Sheppard, 32, of Herington, weren't injured, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol report.

13 NEWS will provide further information as it becomes available.

Collusion? It's Not The Russians....Yes My Own government is colluding against us trying to save lives! We are getting destroyed by so many people who are against us....

This is the only plauseable explanation we can come up with........

All Of These Executives Have Ignored Utility Trailer Safety And We Will Expose Them All

The Farmers Alliance BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Robert M. Alexander – Calhan, CO
Vincent Amanor-Boadu, PhD – Manhattan, KS
L. Keith Birkhead – McPherson, KS
R. J. Breidenthal, Jr. – Bonner Springs, KS
I. John Cholnoky – Gallatin Gateway, MT
Eric J. Larson – Wichita, KS
Marilyn Pauly – Wichita, KS
Brett A. Reber – McPherson, KS
Donald W. Schwegman – Greensburg, IN

January 17, 2017
Kansas Farmers Alliance Agents
Amy Timson, CPCU, ext. 1307
Regional Underwriting Manager
Farm & Personal Lines Underwriter:
Brian Stackhouse
It is my pleasure to introduce
Brian Stackhouse
as your new Farm & Personal Lines
Underwriter. Lori Wheat remains with us, but has recently been named our new Personal
Lines Product Manager.
Brian began his career at Farmers Alliance in 2015. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and
received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Central Christian College of Kansas
in McPherson, Kansas. Brian lives in McPherson with his wife, Krystina, and the two have
their hands full with their 2-year-old daughter, Stella. When Brian is not working, he enjoys
spending time with his family, working out, and playing pick up soccer.
I know you will enjoy working with Brian. His great attitude and emphasis on customer
service is a plus, and will bring value to your relationship. Brian can be reached at:
800.362.1075 ext. 1199 or email:
Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your business!

Ervan D. Stuewe

1041 Kansas Ave
Alma, KS  66401

Alta Vista City, Alma City, Alma Township, Farmer Township, Garfield Township, Washington Township 

Rodney L. Allen

15482 K4 Hwy
Maple Hill, KS  66507

Mill Creek Township, Lake Wabaunsee, Mission Creek Township, Plumb Township, Harveyville City, Rock Creek Township, Wilmington Township and Eskridge City.

James H. Suber

11647 Bouchey Rd
Maple Hill, KS  66507

Maple Hill Township, Maple Hill City, Paxico City, Paxico Precinct, Kaw Township, and Wabaunsee Township.

We contacted the News Station Let's See What They Will Do With Our Information


631 SW Commerce Place
Topeka, KS 66615
Phone: (785) 272-6397

Man identified in vehicle / train collision in Wabaunsee Co.

Insurance Companies Executives Like This Below Have Lobbied And Have Tried To  Destroy Our Life Saving Mission And Now It's Payback Because We Have So Much Evidence Against Them That They Need To Be Compelled Into Action.  Since 1975 Over 27,000 Men, Women And Children Have Been Killed Because Of Executives Like These Below When They Lobby Against Us For Trying To Get A National Trailer Safety Standard.