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Teens Involved In Fatal Crash Near Derby Identified

By: KAKE News Email
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UPDATE: Monday, January 28, 2013

Investigators have released the names of the teens involved in fatal accident near Derby early Saturday morning.

Just after midnight Saturday, deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident at 87th Street South and Webb Road. When they arrived on scene, deputies found a rolled-over Dodge Durango.

One of the passengers, 14-year-old Braxton Kooser, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another passenger, 15-year-old Kaleb Kelley was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. His current condition is unknown.

The driver, 14-year-old Caleb Sheldon, and another passenger, 15-year-old Alex Helt, suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Deputies believe the driver lost control, possibly due to speed, causing the SUV to leave the roadway and roll over. The crash remains under investigation.



Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Derby area teenager is dead and three others hurt after a one-vehicle rollover crash just southeast of that city early Saturday morning.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Jason Gill said deputies were called to the crash just west of Webb Road on 87th Street South a little after midnight.

He said when deputies arrived, they found three teens outside of the car who were looking for a fourth teen who was with them. Deputies found the teen who had been ejected from the car, Gill said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other three teenagers were taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment of potentially serious injuries. Gill did not specify their genders.

Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash. They do not believe any alcohol was involved.


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