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Stafford County Teen Dies in Monday Morning Accident

STAFFORD, Kan. – A Stafford High School student died Monday morning from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident southeast of St. John.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Shane Riley Sheets of St. John was eastbound on Northeast 20 Road about a mile and a half east of US 281 when for unknown reasons his car went into the north ditch and collided with a tree.

Sheets, who was wearing a seat belt at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stafford USD 349 said in a Facebook message Monday morning that they were making counselors available to students and staff throughout this week.