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Marina Krol and Dale Starry people killed in La Vista crash

SHARP COUNTY, Neb.— Two drivers died March 9 in a collision on 72nd Street near Harrison Street in La Vista, Neb.

Authorities have identified the victims as Marina Krol, 28, and Dale Starry, 76. Both were residents of La Vista.

Local police said that Starry was driving northbound on 72nd Street when he appeared to have experienced a possible medical condition that caused him to lose control of his vehicle and hit Krol’s at a high rate of speed.

Emergency response personnel pronounced both Krol and Starry deceased at the scene.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing. No additional details have been released.

Thoughts on the fatal two-car collision in La Vista, Nebraska

It is troubling to learn of the unexpected loss of a young woman due to a medical emergency. This problematic situation raises issues that require grace and prudence to unravel.

On the one hand, we have an innocent young woman whose life was cut short unexpectedly due to an utterly tragic series of events. On the other, we have an elderly gentleman who lost control of his vehicle and struck Ms. Krol. Despite the seemingly unfortunate situation, Ms. Krol was wholly innocent, and the family deserves answers.

One of the most important questions to ask is whether there could have been actions taken to prevent the medical emergency or if doctors or other health care providers alerted Mr. Starry to the potential condition. If so, Mr. Starry’s unexpected medical condition becomes more foreseeable and the culpability of Mr. Starry much greater.

However, no firm conclusions can be drawn with the limited information available. I would encourage those involved in this accident to reach out to trained professionals for guidance. This is a messy situation, and difficult choices will need to be made by both families.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and pray for their comfort in this challenging time of tragedy.

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