Meal behind wheel ends with railroad escape, totaled van

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With an Amtrak train headed his way, 34-year-old John Berry managed to get out of his van, but the close call put an end to his fast-food meal.

Salem police say Berry was distracted by a Carl's Jr. hamburger he was eating Sunday night, crashed through a cable fence, got more distracted when the air bag deployed and got stuck on the railroad tracks.

The locomotive totaled the van, and the train was delayed 90 minutes.

Police Lt. Steve Birr told the Statesman Journal the episode was "almost like something out of a movie."