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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Update: Name released in Miami County Kansas death investigation

Update: February 24, 2021- The person has been identified as 24 year old Peyton Michael Ramsy Desoto of Rayne, Louisiana. Peyton's identification was determined with the assistance of a mobile fingerprint identification system provided by the Overland Park Kansas Police Department and the Rayne Louisiana Police Department.

Further investigation has found that the train originated in Little Rock, Arkansas and it is believed that Peyton got onto the train there. It is still unknown at this time where the fatality actual occurred.

On 2/23/21 around 12:45pm the Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office along with several emergency personnel responded to the area of 319th Street and Lookout Road after a contractor for was working in Osawatomie when they saw the man trapped while the train was passing by.

According to a preliminary investigation, the man was standing inside the boxcar, partially outside the doorway. At some point, the door to the boxcar closed killing the man.

Union Pacific Railroad Police were called to assist with the investigation. Foul play was not a factor, deputies say. The name of the victim has not been released.

Mid America Live News will continue to follow this story and provide updates when more information becomes available.