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Teen killed in Phillips County rollover


PRAIRIE VIEW -- A 16-year-old Selden teenager was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday in Phillips County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Justice R. Bonner, 16, Logan, was northbound on West 1300 County Road, 2 miles south of U.S. Highway 36, when the car drifted to the east shoulder. The driver over-corrected and drove into the east ditch, rolling multiple times.

A passenger in the car, Joseph W. Koerperich, 16, Selden, died as a result of the accident. Bonner was transported to Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg, for treatment.

The KHP said neither was wearing a seat beat.