SALINE COUNTY, NE — Authorities say one person is dead after a crash involving a train near Friend Tuesday evening. 

The Saline County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Aaron Rathje from rural Seward was killed in the crash. Police say he was driving on County Road 800 and entered the railroad crossing north of HWY 6 in Saline County. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train heading east struck Rathje's truck. 

Rathje was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial report of the accident came in just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Friend Volunteer Fire/Rescue, Friend Police, and Saline County Sheriff's Office all responded. 

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating.