A woman was killed Monday morning in North Platte in a wreck at the intersection of B and Oak streets.
Police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said a four-door sedan driven by Darla Cohagen, 65, was eastbound on B Street, approaching the intersection of Oak St.
A box truck was facing north at the intersection and the driver pulled out, failing to yield. The front of Cohagen’s sedan hit the front of the box truck on the driver’s side.
Cohagen was transported to the emergency room of Great Plains Health via ambulance, where she died, Kerr said.
The truck driver was not injured.
The wreck occurred around 9:12 a.m., Kerr said. The North Platte fire and police departments responded.
A memorial service will be on Friday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Committal service will be 2 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Cohagen was the manager of the North Platte Dairy Queen where she worked for a number of years and enjoyed what she did, her family said in the obituary. She was born Sept. 18, 1954 to Darrell and Beverly Stark at El Paso, Texas and was raised on the family farm north of Loomis. After graduating from Loomis High, Darla attended Kearney State College for a year. She worked at Holdrege then at various places in Nebraska including Central City, Gothenburg, North Platte, and in Missouri and Hawaii.
On Aug. 18, 1979, Darla married Ed Cohagan at the Methodist Church in Loomis. They had lived in several places and states before coming to North Platte. Darla and Ed had a son, Ryan, and were married for over 38 years when he passed away in 2017.
Darla will be greatly missed and in her passing, she has earned her angel wings, her family said.
She is survived by her son, Ryan (Mary) Cohagan, and grandchildren, Tegan and Keiran, all of Omaha; sisters, Darrie (Rick) Streeter of Holdrege, Dawn Glinsmann of Bertrand, Della (David) Ehlers of Smithfield, and Dora Stark of Kearney; brother, Daniel (Lisa) Stark of Plainview; best friend, Ann James of North Platte; dog, Bunny; and other family.
Along with her husband, Ed, Darla was preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Beverly Stark; brother-in-law Robert Glinsmann; and nephew Tyler Ehlers.
The memorial book may be signed online at odeanchapel.com or on Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy or to the family.