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(Neb)-Rollover Accident On County Road Claims Gordon 15-Year Old

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/11/2018 04:05 PM
RUSHVILLE - Sheridan County Attorney Jamian Simmons says it was a rollover accident about 5:30 Saturday afternoon that took the life of 15-year old Eli Hunter of Gordon.

       Simmons says Hunter was driving a pickup under a school permit when he lost control on a gravel county road about a mile northeast of Gordon.

      The pickup rolled and Hunter was killed. A juvenile passenger, whose name is not being released, was treated for minor injuries.

      Simmons says it appears neither was wearing a seat belt and alcohol is not suspected as being a factor, but  the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the accident to clarify a few facts, including whether there was another vehicle on the road at the time.

        Hunter was a freshman at Gordon Rushville High School and a member of the football team. His funeral in Friday morning at 10:00 at the Church of God in Gordon, followed by a luncheon and then burial at 1:30 at the Pleasant Point Church cemetery south of Gordon.

      Gordon Rushville School Superintendent Lori Liggett says there will be no buses, food service or afternoon classes on Friday, but the high school in Gordon and middle school in Rushville will be open with staff from 12:30-3:00 for any K-12 student needing a place to go.

      Attendance at the afternoon open schools is not mandatory, but students are asked to check in at the office so officials will know who's there. Staff will also be available at both schools to help with homework, and counselors will be available if needed.


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