Investigation into fatal NW Kansas train accident continues

LOGAN COUNTY — Authorities continue to investigate a fatal train incident in Oakley.

Jeffrey Hague / photo courtesy Keithley Funeral Chapel

The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. Dec. 30, near U.S. 83 and the East Front Street crossing, according to Union Pacific spokesperson Hannah Bolte.

Union Pacific conductor Jeffrey Hague, 34, Bennington, died from his injuries. He had worked at Union Pacific for 10 years.

Bolte released no additional details Monday as the investigation continues.


OAKLEY — Officials from the Union Pacific Railroad are investigating an accident in Logan County that resulted in the death of a railroad employee.

UP spokeswomen Hannah Bolte said Monday the incident occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday in Oakley near the crossing of U.S. 83 and East Front Street.

Bolte said she couldn’t go into detail about the incident because the investigation is ongoing and the company is making notifications to family.

“Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with that employee’s family,” Bolte said.

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