Train collides with car in Merrick County

Authorities said a man suffered non-life threatening injuries after his car was struck by a train Tuesday morning. 

The Merrick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at Highway 30 and 3rd Road. MCSO said the driver, Derek Washington, 23, of Grand Island, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

“We would like to remind everyone to wear your seat belts at ALL times, pay attention when crossing at ALL railroad crossings and DO NOT drive around the crossing arms!!” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post. 

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