The person injured in a train wreck near Oshkosh is facing multiple charges in the accident. According to Garden County Attorney Phil Pierce, 44-year-old Jerry Wayne Walker is being brought up on four different charges after the truck he was driving was struck by a train just outside Oshkosh Wednesday morning.
Walker is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, no operator’s license, no CDL endorsement and failure to yield to right of way – in this case, a train. Walker was taken to a local hospital after the accident and was released. He was able to find transportation back to the hotel he was staying at in Sidney where authorities contacted him, allegedly getting a confession. Walker was working for Cooper Asphalt Company who is staying in Sidney, Nebraska as they conduct business in the panhandle.
Gene Hinkle with Union Pacific Railroad said there was no significant damage to the locomotive, which was carrying coal. The train was allowed to resume its trek about 6 hours after the wreck. No one on the train was injured.
Thanks to Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala