The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is releasing new details of a rollover accident that killed a 15-year-old boy Tuesday evening.
Officials say it happened around 7 p.m. near N141st and N162nd on Raymond Road, just north of Waverly.
Captain Ben Houchin said there were six teens in the car when it left the roadway and rolled at least two times.
Officials say two teens were ejected. One of those teens, 15-year-old Taylon Artman, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say 14-year-old Chevie Engelhart was also ejected. Reports indicate Engelhart was sitting on Artman's lap when the accident happened.
Officials say the driver, 15-year-old Carly Benson and her passengers, 15-year-old Admires Grossman, 20-year-old Randy Abbott and 18-year-old Christopher Engelhart were treated for injuries. Benson and Abbott were taken to Bryan West with not life-threatening injuries.
Officials say Benson only has her learner's permit.
According to reports,only the driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and speed is believed to be a factor.
No charges have been issued at this time, the investigation is ongoing.
Waverly Public School released this statement.
Taylon Artman, who was a 9th grader at Waverly High School in 2012-13, died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night on Raymond Road near Waverly. Taylon had transferred to Lincoln East High School for the 2013-14 school year and was attending Lincoln Public Schools.
Taylon had previously attended elementary and middle school in District 145 – Waverly. He was a likeable young man who had many friends. We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident.
There were four other current Waverly High School students involved in the accident as well as a Waverly graduate. To the best of our knowledge, all five of those individuals are recovering from their injuries.
On a typical school day, our buildings are filled with energy and excitement, and Taylon had been a part of that environment. Each day we have the opportunity to play a part in a student’s growth and learning, but today Waverly High School is saddened due to the loss of Taylon.
Our crisis team is providing support to our students and staff.
Our thoughts are with Taylon’s family and friends.