RoseMarie Kogl, Clemens Kogl Killed in Train Accident on Road 716 near McCook

McCook, Nebraska (August 29, 2019) – Two people were killed Tuesday afternoon in a train accident east of McCook, a local news source reported.

The fatal crash occurred around 4:25 p.m. August 27, on Road 716.

Deputies said an eastbound train was approaching the crossing when a sedan, driven by RoseMarie Kogl, 86, drove up from the south to pull onto Road 716 and it didn’t stop and was hit by the train.

The train engineer began emergency procedures but was unable to stop in time.

McCook Ambulance, Red Willow Western Fire, Indianola Fire and Rescue, the Nebraska State Patrol and the McCook Police Department responded to the scene.

RoseMarie and her husband, Clemens Kogl, 88, both of rural Culbertson, killed in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

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