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Weskan teen killed in Sunday accident

9/10/2012

By The Hays Daily News

WESKAN -- A 13-year-old Weskan teenager was killed Sunday when the pickup he was riding in hit a cow on U.S. Highway 40 about a mile west of here.

The victim was identified as Nicholas Cox, who was taken to the Greeley County Hospital.

His father, 42-year-old Jeffery W. Cox, was the driver of the pickup. He also was taken to the Greeley hospital.

Cox lost control of the vehicle after hitting the cow, hitting an embankment and rolling 2.5 times, landing on its top. Nicolas Cox was ejected from the vehicle.

Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt, according to reports.