A young Holstein, Neb., man driving a truck hauling 12 tons of asphalt slammed into a Burlington Northern freight train Tuesday, killing himself and a transient on the train, officials said.

The accident killed truck driver Greggory D. Petersen, 20, and Edward Bonin, 43, Salt Lake City, the transient.Deputy Red Willow County Attorney David Arterburn said 24 cars of the 68-car train derailed from the impact of the 12:30 p.m. accident two miles west of McCook.