Officials say train in Nebraska struck empty car on tracks

Train Tracks (KSN Photo)

DUNCAN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when a train traveling through Nebraska struck an empty car parked on the tracks.

The Union Pacific train hit an unoccupied car early Sunday near Duncan. The car got stuck to the train and traveled with it for about a half mile. The car then hit a bridge and burst into flames.

The train was traveling from Oakland, California, to Chicago.

Company spokesman Mark Davis tells the Grand Island Independent that the fire damaged two rail cars with containers and damaged the bridge. The train crew was not hurt.

Davis says the tracks and line in the area would be closed through early Monday to repair the bridge.

Additional information about the owner of the car is not available.

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