Roadside Crosses in Harvey County, Kansas


Many roadside memorials have been placed in Harvey County over the years.  Many more deaths from railroad accidents were never marked by a roadside cross.

This page is dedicated to the memory of those whose lives were effected by these roadside accidents in Harvey County.  Information for this page was derived from the book, Sudden Stops:  Roadside Crosses in Harvey County by Darren McMannis.

Douglas Tate Killed By Train

Man Killed By Train Harvey County authorities are investigating the death of a man hit by a train in the 6100 block of S. West Road. The location sits three miles southwest of Newton and four miles northeast of Sedgwick. The event occurred around 5 a.m. July 19,...

Unknown Man

Authorities say a train has struck and killed a man in central Kansas.  The Newton Kansan reports that the man was killed Friday morning in Newton. Police say investigators are working to identify the man who had no identification with him when he died.  The Kansas...

Olin Harper

SW 24th west of Anderson Road - Newton /  Wichita man killed in train wreck Investigators believe a 64-year-old Wichita man killed Wednesday morning in a truck-train accident was talking on a radio in the seconds just prior to the crash.  Harvey County Sheriff Byron...

Steve Burton

The accident was the first fatality at the intersection since 1989, when a rural Newton man, Steve Burton, was killed in a truck-train collision. (By Bill Wilson for The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas.  March 19, 1999).

Arthur Sammons

South Depot Street at Colorado Street - Burrton /  Car Hit By Train, Mail Carrier Killed Burrton, Kansas, December 28 - A 73-year-old substitute mail carrier was killed today when his car slipped off the railroad station platform in Burrton and was struck by a...

L. A. Carter

A serious accident occurred in the Newton switch yards last Saturday morning which cost L. A. Carter, of this city, his life.  Mr. Carter had charge of Mr. McQueen's race horse and was on his way from St. John to Guthrie, Oklahoma.  While the train which was to take...

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