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R. A. Oertwig, 48 years old at the time of his death, was a member of BLE Division 778 in Des Moines, Iowa. Had been a BLE member for 19 years. Brother Oertwig was killed when his Union Pacific locomotive struck a tractor-trailer that had ignored a grade crossing signal in Hardin County, Iowa.