SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) – A 49-year-old man escaped from his sport utility vehicle before it was rammed by a train in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Claude Shelby was driving north on a county road west of Scottsbluff on Tuesday morning when he swerved to miss a deer.
Authorities say Shelby’s SUV ended up stuck on tracks at a rail crossing. But he got out of his vehicle before it was hit by the eastbound coal train.