One man killed in train vs. vehicle crash in Gage County

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A man is dead after his vehicle was struck by a train in Gage County on Monday.

The crash happened about 2 miles east of Adams around 4:15 p.m., according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

A GMC Sierra, driven by 80-year-old Ronald Niles of Adams, was crossing the railroad tracks near 176th Street and Birch Road when it was hit by a train.

Niles was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol said the crash remains under investigation.

Seven people have died in train versus vehicle crashes across Nebraska in 2022, a 133% increase from last year, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

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