Sheriff names victim in Adams County train crash

A Kearney man was killed Wednesday in a train accident at this crossing west of Juniata.
A Kearney man was killed Wednesday in a train accident at this crossing west of Juniata.(Cheri Swanson)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 3:31 PM CDT
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JUNIATA, Neb. (KSNB) - The Adams County Sheriff said Ryan Nemitz, 29, Kearney, was killed in a train-semi truck accident near Juniata Wednesday.

The crash happened late Wednesday morning at a crossing a quarter-mile south of the intersection of 12th Street and Roseland Avenue about two miles west of Juniata. The sheriff said a north-bound semi truck loaded with grain collided with a west-bound Burlington Northern freight train.

The sheriff’s office said that crossing is non-controlled, meaning there are no flashing lights or cross arms.

Friends of the Nemitz family have set up a go-fund-me page to raise money for funeral costs.

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