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Nebraska man killed, woman hurt when UTV hit by train

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 12:54:28-04

SALEM, Neb. (AP) — A man has died and woman has been hospitalized after the utility vehicle they were in was hit by a train in southeastern Nebraska.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the crash happened Monday afternoon in rural Richardson County near Salem. The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office says 77-year-old Ralph Burns Sr., of Salem, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 48-year-old woman who was also in the UTV was taken to a hospital. Her medical condition was not available Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the pair were in a closed-cab UTV when the crash happened at a rural crossing. Officials don't yet know who was driving the UTV.