COLUMBUS, Neb. -- Authorities are investigating after a car and train collided near Columbus. 

It happened Tuesday evening at a railroad crossing in rural Platte County southwest of Columbus. 

Platte County Sheriff's Officials say a southbound car was struck by a westbound Union Pacific Train. 

Sheriff's Officials say a second train that was stopped near the intersection may have blocked the driver's view of the oncoming train. 

The car was totaled, but authorities say the driver was evaluated by rescue officials at the scene and released. 

Alcohol was not determined to be a factor and seatbelts were being worn at the time of the crash. 

There was no damage to the train. 

The crash remains under investigation.