Teen Suffers Coma After Crash, Family Hopeful He'll Wake

The mom of the teen critically injured and suffering a coma following a Sarpy County crash told Channel 6 News Sunday her son is doing well with his recovery. She said he is still in the coma, but is improving greatly.

Lisa Sheppard said her 18-year-old son, Kody Sheppard teen is responding to light and touch, and doctors have taken him off his sedation medicine.

Lisa says her son was speeding in his 2001 Chevrolet Camaro just after noon Wednesday. He crashed just south of Fairview Road on 132nd street.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a grey 2001 Chevrolet Camaro had been involved in an accident at that location. The car had been traveling southbound on 132nd street when it left the road and into the ditch on the west side of the road. The car struck a mailbox and severed a wood power pole before coming to rest in the yard at that location. The car appeared to have rolled and the male driver was ejected.

Lisa told Channel 6 it has been hard to deal with. "It's hard when you’re a mom and not being able to fix your child or hug him or kiss him while they're laying there – cause hes got tubes he on a breathing machine," she said. "We know speeding was a factor – we do know that – it doesn’t surprise me hes 18 and hes in a Cammaro."

Sheppard was alone in the car at the time of the accident. Witnesses say they saw the teen get ejected from the car.

Lisa explained Kody is like many teenagers likes to speed and needs to be more careful on the road.

Shepard remained in Creighton University Medical Center Sunday Night.


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