December 4, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Tractor-train crash in Sherman County results in fatality

    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