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One Person Killed After Collision With Train In Hall County

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GRAND ISLAND- One person has died after a train struck a van in Hall County.

On Wednesday at 10:13pm, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at Highway 30 and Schimmer Road in Grand Island. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a van had struck a Union Pacific train. A preliminary investigation indicates that the van had been westbound on Highway 30. The train had been moving several train cars from the main track on the south side of Highway 30, across highway 30 to the North. This track is located just East of Highway 30 and Schimmer. The driver and lone occupant in the vehicle, Paul Arndt was pronounced dead at the scene. The operators of the train were not injured.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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