Omaha Man Dies After Train Hits SUV

Authorities say an Omaha man has died after a train hit his sport utility vehicle near the eastern Nebraska city of Schuyler.

According to reports a westbound Union Pacific train pulling loaded grain cars hit the SUV Saturday morning at a crossing just west of Schuyler.

The Colfax County Attorney's Office identified the motorist as 47-year-old John Eastwood. He was pronounced dead at a Schuyler hospital about an hour after the crash.

Initial reports were that the crossing gates, lights and bells were functioning properly.


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