Man Killed in Train Accident on 611 Avenue in Johnson County

Sterling, Nebraska (September 10, 2019) – A 57-year-old man was killed on Sunday in a train accident in Johnson County, according to the authorities.

The crash occurred on Sunday, September 8, on 611 Avenue near Locust Street.

Authorities said the man was driving a pickup truck southbound on 611 Avenue when he failed to stop at a train crossing and was struck by an eastbound BNSF Railway coal train.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

Officials said the railroad crossing is marked with a sign, but it doesn’t have flashing lights or crossbars.

An investigation is underway.

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