Columbus Man Killed in Colfax County Crash

SCHUYLER- A 21-year-old Columbus man was killed yesterday  in a one-vehicle crash on a Colfax County gravel road. Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl says Cody Black was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:42 Thursday afternoon. A passenger, 22-year-old Rico Chavez, was treated and released from the Columbus Community Hospital. Kracl says neither man was wearing a seat belt, and Black was ejected when the vehicle rolled down an embankment. She encourages all citizens to use caution when driving on gravel roads, to use proper restraints and to obey speed limits.