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54-year-old Columbus woman killed in collision with train | KTIC Radio

54-year-old Columbus woman killed in collision with train

54-year-old Columbus woman killed in collision with train
Courtesy/MGN. Train Crash.

NORTH BEND, Neb. – Eastern Nebraska officials say a Columbus woman has died after her vehicle hit a train at a railroad crossing.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office tells the Fremont Tribune that 54-year-old Debra Kessler was traveling northbound on a county road around 9 p.m. Wednesday when her minivan and the train collided at a crossing about three miles west of North Bend.

Firefighters removed Kessler from the van, and she was flown by a medical helicopter to a Fremont hospital, where she later died.

Officials say Kessler was alone in her vehicle and was not wearing a seat belt.

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