On Friday morning October, 20th 2017, a train-truck collision occurred west of Mitchell Nebraska. 64 year old Michael Weimer of Morrill was killed. His 8 year old grand daughter was taken to Regional West Medical Center with minor injuries. The truck was a total loss. The response and investigation was by Scottsbluff County Sheriffs’ Office, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Mitchell and Morrill Fire and Rescue, Mitchell Police Department, The Nebraska State Patrol, AirLink and several unnamed citizens.