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Woman dies after car collides with train

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More information is released on what happened the seconds leading up to a train colliding with a car at a Gering railroad crossing.

County Coroner Doug Warner says that 93-year-old Vera Clary of Gering died in yesterday's accident.

Her Buick got caught in a railroad crossing signal as a Union Pacific train was coming.

A driver behind Clary told police that the vehicle was crossing the railroad tracks when the warning signal's arms came down and caught the rear of her vehicle.

After that, Clary's vehicle crept forward a bit but it remained on the tracks when the train arrived. Warner says Clary may have become confused after the crossing arm hit her car. Clary was ejected from her car when the train hit it, and she died at the scene.

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