Two killed in Car/Train collision

At approximately 4:25 p.m. the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office was called to a car/train accident on Road 716 East of McCook at the Klooz Farm crossing. McCook Ambulance, Red Willow Western Fire, Indianola Fire and Rescue, Nebraska State Patrol and McCook Police Department assisted.  An East bound freight train was approaching the crossing when a 4 door Mercury Grand Marquis approached the crossing from the south to pull onto Road 716. The car failed to stop prior to crossing the railroad tracks. The train engineer went into emergency proceedures but was unable to avoid the car, striking it broadside. The occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was RoseMarie Kogl (86 years of age) and the passenger was her husband, Clemens Kogl (88 years of age) both of rural Culbertson, Hitchcock County, Nebraska area. Next of kin has been notified.
The accident is still under investigation