December 20, 2014
GERLACH, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead after being hit by a freight train overnight near northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
Union Pacific Railroad officials say the crash happened about 12:30 a.m. Monday some 15 miles northeast of Gerlach.
Washoe County sheriff's officials say they have been helping Pershing County officials investigate the scene. Authorities say a Careflight helicopter was also sent to the crash site.
Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt says the train was heading from Nebraska to California.
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