Wesleyan Student Killed in Auto Wreck

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An 18-year-old college student was killed early Monday morning in a one-car accident in rural Valley County.

According to the Valley County attorney's office, Jesse W. Ziegler was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on a gravel road four miles south of Ord.

Valley County attorney, Randy Cullers, said the accident was reported at about 2 a.m.

Ziegler was a 2003 graduate of Ord High School. He was a freshman at Nebraska Wesleyan University majoring in physics.

Ziegler's death is the eleventh on Nebraska's highways and roads in 2004.