WESTERVILLE — The Nebraska State Patrol says a 16-year-old boy has died in a crash near this central Nebraska town.

The crash happened a few miles east of Westerville at about 8 a.m. Friday, when the westbound pickup the teen was driving crossed over the eastbound lane of Nebraska 70 into a ditch and rolled. Investigators say Brandon Cheek of Arcadia died at the scene. The crash site is about 18 miles east of Broken Bow.

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


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