Student-athletes die in crash on way to Garden City rodeo


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — Two members of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University rodeo team died in a crash in southwest Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a dump truck and a pickup pulling a horse trailer crashed on US-56 west of Satanta around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Troopers say both vehicles were eastbound on US-56 when the pickup tried to pass the dump truck. Troopers say the pickup made contact with the front bumper on the driver’s side of the dump truck. The dump truck went into the south ditch, and the pickup went into the north ditch where it rolled and the trailer detached.

The school has identified the victims as Cade Cinch Bullock, 19, of Campo, Colorado, and Hadly McCormick, 23, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

The 21-year-old driver of the pickup and the 49-year-old driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries.

The school is asking for prayers for the victims’ families and friends.

Troopers say some of the team’s horses had to be put down.

The 54th Annual Garden City Community College Rodeo began Friday and ran through Sunday.

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