Doyle Trout, a senior at Centennial High School who won his fourth state title in wrestling in February, was severely injured Sunday in a one-car crash near his home in Waco, Nebraska.
According to the York News Times, York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Easter.
Radcliff says Trout was speeding and bent down to get something. He lost control of his vehicle, swerved into a ditch, hit a power pole and was pinned when his vehicle rolled onto its side. Trout was wearing his seat belt and the driver’s side airbag was deployed.
It took 30 minutes to free Trout from the vehicle, who was then life flighted to a hospital in Lincoln.
Trout’s left leg was amputated above the knee and surgery was required to repair the right femur.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Trout’s family with medical expenses.
Trout was awarded a scholarship to the University of Wyoming. The school has stated they will still honor their commitment to Trout.
On the official Team USA wrestling site, it encourages the wrestling community to show their support for Trout on Twitter using #doylestrong.