Young orchestral hornist is killed in US car smash

Young orchestral hornist is killed in US car smash


norman lebrecht

March 14, 2022

Police in Omaha, Nebraska, have named two victims of a massive car pile-up south-west of the city.

One is Marina Krol who played horn in several orchestras, including Grant Park Symphony.

Marina, originally from Newburgh, New York, was just 28. Six months ago, she married Brett Hodge, principal horn of the Omaha Symphony.

She worked for the Archdiocese of Omaha as Music Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. We send deep sympathies to her loved ones in this terrible time.

The other crash victim – Dale Starry, 76 – slammed into the back of another vehicle, causing the pile-up, police say.



  • A tragedy. I went to college with Marina at Hartt in Hartford, Connecticut. She was a very positive person and an excellent horn player. My condolences to those nearest to her.

  • Bill says:

    Horrible! My deepest condolences.