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.