No one was in the cruiser at the time of impact.
NSP reports a trooper hit ice Saturday evening near the intersection of Wrights Gap Road and Highway 92 near Melbeta. The cruiser slid on the ice through an intersection, coming to rest on the train tracks on the opposite side of the highway.
The trooper called dispatch to report the situation. An attempt was made to notify the railroad, but not in time to stop the train from smashing into the car.
NSP has asked the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the accident. An internal review will also be conducted.