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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Brownville man killed in car-train collision in Hamburg

  • Christopher T. Hayes, 39, of Brownville was killed in a car-train collision Nov. 17 in Hamburg, Iowa.
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  • Christopher T. Hayes, 39, of Brownville was killed in a car-train collision Nov. 17 in Hamburg, Iowa.
    Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Hamburg Fire and Rescue responded to the main BNSF railroad line west of Main Street crossing in Hamburg shortly after 3 a.m.
    The preliminary investigation indicates that the 1997 Chrysler driven by Hayes had become lodged on the tracks and was struck by the northbound train. Hayes was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fremont County Coroner.
    The investigation continues. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.
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