Colfax County Deputy Dies In Highway Accident Near Rogers

ROGERS- A Colfax County deputy has died in a highway accident involving a deer near Rogers.

Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl says 36-year-old deputy Dan Coughlin of Fremont was driving eastbound on Highway 30 Tuesday morning when his car struck a deer carcass in the road. The force from striking the deer caused the vehicle to cross the center line and collide with a westbound car. Coughlin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car was treated at a hospital and released.

Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.