Police are investigating the death of a central Nebraska man who was sitting on the tracks before being hit by a Union Pacific freight train.
Police say a 41-year-old Grand Island man was killed Wednesday evening shortly after 5.
Peck was reportedly sitting facing east when the westbound train struck and killed him.
Russell Waugh saw the emergency response at the scene, and said the trains are cause for constant caution,especially for youth.
"I think the railroad is pretty good about sounding their horns, and the arms go down. The problem is, in between the crossings there's this vast open space," he said. " And I know as an adult, kids cross there many a time. I've crossed there several times my self. As an adult you can see the trains coming from a long way away, you know whether you can get across or not get across. Sometimes a kid might not have that benefit of experience," Waugh said.
A Union Pacific spokesperson said they're looking into the incident.
"This is a tragic incident and we will continue to work with the community to investigate," Mark Davis told 10/11 News.