On November 22, 2017 at 5:43 p.m., Lincoln County Deputies were advised of a van train accident near mile marker 202 Highway 30. This location is roughly two miles east of Brady, NE. at a private railroad crossing.
Deputies and Brady Rescue arrived at the scene and found the lone male occupant was deceased in the vehicle. The investigation in this matter is ongoing and the name of the subject is being held pending family notification. More to follow…
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies completed a preliminary investigation which showed a Union Pacific Railroad Train was traveling eastbound around sixty miles per hour. As it approached a private crossing near mile marker 202 on Highway 30 a van drove onto the crossing northbound toward U.S. Highway 30. The train crew advised the vehicle stopped on the tracks blocking the crossing and they could not avoid striking the vehicle.
The male driver of the vehicle was identified as a sixty one year old Nance County resident David Borgheiinck. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor. No other injuries were reported in the incident. The investigation continues.