A student with the Boyer Valley Community School District in western Iowa was injured Thursday morning, when the pickup he was driving was hit by a train.

The Iowa State Patrol says Jason Hoffman, of Dunlap, was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 southeast on Remsen Street in Dunlap just before 8 A.M., when he failed to yield to a westbound train at the Canadian Northern railroad track.

The resulting collision forced the pickup into a ditch. Hoffman was taken by medical helicopter to an Omaha hospital. Officials say the teen, who wearing his seatbelt, suffered serious injuries during the crash, which remains under investigation.

By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic