Teens die in Sunday morning accident
by C.F. David
Two Boise City teens, Chauncey Craig Aguilar, 15, and his cousin, Ariel Nicol Aguilar, 14, were pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover four-and-one-half miles southeast of Boise City, just off of Highway 287.
According to an accident report filed by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Boyd Perry, the vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, was eastbound on a rural Cimarron County road at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle, theorized to have been driven by Richard Neatherlin, 18, of Boise City, failed to stop at a stop sign. It then left the road, rolled two-and-one-half times, took down at least two power poles, and came to rest in a ditch.
Ariel Aguilar was pinned beneath the vehicle.
According to Trooper Perry, seatbelts were not in use at the time of the accident.
Chauncey Aguilar was ejected some 30 feet from the vehicle, Neatherlin some 35 feet and the third passenger, Anthony Rodriguez, also, of Boise City was thrown 15 feet, from the point of rollover.
Neatherlin and Rodriguez were taken by ambulance to Cimarron Memorial Hospital where they were treated and then transferred to Amarillo Texas' Northwest Texas Hospital. They are listed in stable condition.
The Suburban involved in the accident was owned by the Boise City Public Schools, and had been, according to Superintendent Dan Faulkner, “Taken and driven without permission.”
Cimarron County Sheriff Keith Borth's office is investigating the unauthorized use of the vehicle.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and any charges that might be filed in the death of the two teens. Perry is being assisted by Lt. David Welsh of Beaver, and Troopers Eric Brown and Justin Williams, of Hooker.
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