- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ROGERS, Neb. (AP) - 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.

LifeNet Air Medical Services and Schuyler Fire and Rescue provided medical care, but Coughlin was pronounced dead at the scene. Colfax County Sheriff’s Department and Nebraska State Patrol also assisted at the scene.

Coughlin had just completed his 12-hour shift at the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department before the accident.

The driver of the other car was treated at a hospital and released.

Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.

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