One man died Tuesday following a collision between a Union Pacific train and a propane truck near Union, Neb.
The dead man was identified as John P. Bruns, 51, of Elmwood, driver of the propane truck.
Bruns worked for Drake Propane Service of Avoca, Neb., said Otoe County Attorney David Partsch.
Two crew members were on the train, said Mark Davis, a spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad. They were not injured, he said.
The truck was on County Road C just west of U.S. Highway 75, Davis said. It was struck by a northbound engine pulling 110 empty grain cars from Texas to Central City, Neb.
Partsch said there is no gate at the crossing, but there is a railroad crossing sign. He said there were no skid marks at the scene.
Emergency management director Gregg Gobel said the truck was carrying a 3,000-gallon propane tank that started out with about 1,000 gallons of propane.
A haz mat team from Offutt Air Force Base responded to the crash and stabilized the vehicle. There were no signs of a propane spill, but authorities will know more when the truck is moved.
A special team from Kansas was enroute to off-load the tank, Gobel said.
Volunteer firefighters from several communities responded to the crash site, which is about 40 miles south of Omaha.