What was initially thought might be a car-train crash turned out to be a one-vehicle accident.
On Sept. 22, at approximately 2:08 a.m., the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway of a possible car-train accident near the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street in Hamburg.
Upon arrival, deputies determined that the train was not involved in the accident. BNSF employees advised a white pickup truck was parked near the accident scene, but left the scene when they approached.
Marissa Ann Robinson, 20, was driving her 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound on Main Street when she lost control, left the roadway, rolling several times. The vehicle came to rest near the railroad tracks, adjacent to the road. Robinson was ejected from the vehicle.
She was transported to Grape Community Hospital by Hamburg Rescue then transported by Lifenet to University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Also responding to the call was the Iowa State Patrol.
Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors, said Fremont County Sheriff’s officials. Seatbelts were not in use. The accident is under investigation by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information or any possible witnesses are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 712-374-2424.