Kearney police release name of man killed when train hit van

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KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when a train struck his van in central Kearney.

The crash occurred around 12:20 a.m. Sunday. Police say the man was driving north when he maneuvered around a closed crossing and his van was struck by an eastbound train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified him as 28-year-old Shane Hoffman. He lived in Shelton.