Last night (2-24-2019) around 10pm, there was fatal accident with both a vehicle and train involved. This happened at the train crossing on South 11th Street and West KL Avenue. We have not been able to collect any relevant information as it is being withheld for obvious reasons. This type of accident will garner a lot of attention, and there will be a through investigation into exactly what happened. As of now tho, there is no information besided the accident resulted in three deaths.
— Mike Krafcik (@Mkrafcik) February 25, 2019
Kalamazoo is a popular with train riders because of it’s central location between Detroit and Chicago. It has been determined the train is an Amtrak Wolverine Train 355 andit’s currently stopped on the tracks due to the ongoing investigation. This particular train was headed to Chicago en route from Detroit. First responders included The Kalamazoo Country Sherriff Office, Kalamzoo Department of Public Safety, Oshtemo Township Fire Department, and The Michigan State Police came to a join decision to close down West KL Avnue on both the East and West side along with the area just South of 11th street.