Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a man Sunday morning after his car was hit by a train in Greenwood, about midway between Lincoln and Omaha.
NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said at 6:45 a.m. Sunday a driver tried to cross the tracks in Greenwood — at an area with no vehicle crossing.
The car, a Lincoln MKZ, became high-centered on the tracks. The driver tried to get help removing it from the tracks but was unable to do so before a train approached.
Thomas said the train engineer attempted to stop the train. The train slowed considerably, but hit the car and pushed it more than 500 feet.
Nobody was in or near the car at the time of the crash and nobody was injured, Thomas said.
Troopers were dispatched and determined that the driver of the car, Jim Pinkman Jr., 21, of Omaha, was under the influence of alcohol.
Pinkman was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and trespassing and taken to the Cass County jail, Thomas said.