A 63-year-old Litchfield man died Tuesday in a tractor-train crash about a half-mile east of Litchfield. Sherman County Sheriff Michael Jepsen says it occurred around 1:31pm as a John Deere tractor being driven by John J. Pickar was traveling northbound on a rural road when it entered the railroad crossing when it was struck by a westbound BNSF train. Pickar was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Litchfield Fire & Rescue and BNSF Police Department and employees.
Source: Nebraska Regional News