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An Omaha man has been arrested after his vehicle was struck by a train in Greenwood early Sunday morning.

The Nebraska State Patrol said Jim Pinkman Jr., 21, of Omaha, was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless driving and trespassing.

The patrol said Pinkman attempted to cross the train tracks in Greenwood at an area that does not have a crossing for vehicles. His vehicle, a Lincoln MKZ, became high-centered on the tracks at about 6:45 a.m.  

Pinkman left the car in an attempt to get help to remove the vehicle from the tracks, the patrol said. He returned but was unable to move the car before a train approached.

The train engineer slowed the train, but struck the car and pushed it more than 500 feet. Nobody was in or near the car at the time of the crash and nobody was injured.

Pinkman was lodged in Cass County Jail.

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