Staff reports

A Cimarron High School senior died after the dirt bike he was riding crashed head-on into another bike.

Keagan K. Booze, 17, of Lahoma, died from neck injuries he suffered when his Honda XR100R collided with a Yahama TTR125L driven by Gregory L.E. Pekrul, 17, also of Lahoma, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

Pekrul was treated at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center for arm and leg in-juries and released, according to the report.

Cimarron Public Schools Superinten-dent Steve Walker said ministers and counselors came to the high school Friday morning to speak to students about their classmate's death.

Walker said he talked to students about grieving, and by day's end students seemed to be handling the situation better.

"It's pretty emotional," Walker said. "We're just praying for the family. We'll get through this."

The boys were seven miles south of La-homa on Stabe Road. Booze was traveling north and Pekrul was riding south when they collided about 8:30 p.m. OHP cited lack of lights on the bikes as the cause of the wreck.

Booze was not wearing a helmet and the impact ejected both drivers an unknown distance, according to the report.



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