A 16-year-old boy remained in critical condition at an Omaha hospital Thursday after being ejected from a vehicle in a rollover crash near Weeping Water.

Kyle D. Baxter of Weeping Water was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center on Tuesday. A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday he remained in critical condition.

Investigators from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office determined that Baxter was driving a 2001 Nissan Xterra north on 120th Street near Mckelvie Road shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The vehicle went out of control on the gravel road and rolled several times before landing in a bean field.

A female juvenile passenger who was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash was able to exit the Nissan and go to a nearby residence near to call for help. It wasn't immediately clear if Baxter was wearing a seat belt.

The incident is under investigation but alcohol is not considered a factor, according to the sheriff’s office report.

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