Litchfield Man Killed in Train/Tractor Collision

LITCHFIELD — A Central Nebraska man is dead after a tractor vs. train collision.

A statement released by Sherman County Sheriff Michael Jepsen says the accident happened around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon about a half-mile east of Litchfield. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office says 63-year-old John Pickar of Litchfield was driving a tractor north on 465 Avenue when he entered a railroad crossing and was hit by a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. Pickar died at the scene.

Litchfield Fire and Rescue and BNSF Railroad Police assisted the Sherman County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.