Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 13:46
Brawl caused football fan's fatal fall into train
The police have released more information regarding the fatal train accident in the station in Wijchen last night. The victim was the 32 year old Rocky Hellegers from Nijmegen, according to De Telegraaf. The police arrested four people, instead of three as was reported this morning. The suspects are three men from Wijchen aged between 23 and 31 years and a 24 year old woman from Nijmegen. The police are investigating their involvement in the victim's death. According to the police, a fight started between two people in the train that stopped at Wijchen. Both these people called for reinforcements which would meet them at the station. The fight continued at the station and two people ended up on the tracks. One of them got off in time, but Hellegers didn't and was hit by a train arriving from Den Bosch. He died at the scene. According to De Telegraaf, Hellegers is survived by a wife and two daughters. He was a fanatical supporter of the Nijmegen football club NEC and a member of the supporters club HKN. His club has erected a monument on the station. Many of his Facebook friends have made their profile photo black. They also opened a page on condoleance.nl.
Namens alle medewerkers van N.E.C. wensen we de nabestaanden van Rocky en de HKN veel sterkte toe met dit onwerkelijke verlies— N.E.C. Nijmegen (@necnijmegen) February 18, 2015