Teen killed in Custer County crash

Published: Oct. 7, 2019 at 6:30 AM CDT
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The Nebraska State Patrol said a 16-year-old died in a crash near Westerville on Friday.

The Kearney Hub reports the crash happened around 8 a.m., when the westbound pickup truck the teen was driving crossed over the eastbound lane of Highway 70 into a ditch and rolled.

Investigators said Brandon Cheek, of Arcadia, died at the scene a few miles east of Westerville. The crash site is about 18 miles east of Broken Bow.

Cheek was a junior at Ansley High School. Superintendent Gordon Goodman says a crisis team was made available to students Friday and Saturday.

Ansley Public Schools said if your child or family needs assistance dealing with this tragedy, contact the school at 308-935-1121.

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