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Truck vs Train Accident In Merrick Co

On 9/5/2022 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Merrick County Sheriff's Office was detailed to a motor vehicle versus train accident at the Highway 30 and Y Road railroad crossing.

The accident investigation concluded that a Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling southbound on Y Road and was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound train. The driver and sole occupant was transported by helicopter to a trauma facility in Lincoln, Nebraska due to injuries sustained during the accident.

It is determined that the driver failed to yield the train. Seatbelt was in use and alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected.

The Nebraska State Patrol assisted with the investigation and the Silver Creek Fire Department responded. Numerous bystanders stopped before medical and law enforcement personnel were on scene to help render aid.

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