The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office says Mikal Orozco died after a train hit the car she was driving early Sunday morning.
The 17-year-old Gering girl was driving south on 21st Avenue near the intersection of Highway 92, just east of Gering, when the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Lt. Rick Spencer says the girl drove around the crossing arms blocking the road at the train crossing just before the accident happened.
An eastbound train struck the passenger side of the girl's vehicle. She died later at Regional West Medical Center.
The train crossing was closed until about 5 a.m. while the accident was cleaned up and investigated.
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