Man Struck By Train In Gering

Authorities say a 31-year-old man has died after being hit by a train in the western Nebraska city of Gering.

Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner identified the victim of Thursday’s accident as Brendan Pratt. Warner says Pratt was an area resident but didn’t have a permanent address.

Authorities say Pratt was struck around 6:45 p.m., about 100 yards from the Country Club Road crossing. Warner says some witnesses reported that Pratt was lying on the tracks, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

  • kj

    Its sad that this guy decided to take his life, but i think its total crap that he decides to involve more then himself. The engineer is going to have to live with that sight forever. its not his fault this guy decided to make a decision like this but now he has to deal with the consequences.anyway. prayers to the families.

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    • Ethanol man

      True, what a coward.

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  • WoW

    Sources say the man was drunk, tripped and fell and passed out. Just so happens that it was a very unlikely place for him to do that at.

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