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2nd member of Texas college rodeo team dies following wreck

VERNON, Texas (AP) — A second member of a Texas college rodeo team has died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident while returning from a competition.

Twenty-year-old Jakob Plummer of Petrolia died Sunday, about a week after the March 18 wreck that killed another member of the Vernon College rodeo team.

The team was returning from a roping event in Central Texas when the accident occurred.

Nineteen-year-old Yancie McCuistion of Sugar City, Colorado, died at the scene near Haskell, north of Abilene.

Nineteen-year-old Vinita Trevino of Petrolia died a day later. Trevino was a Vernon College student but not a member of the team.

Authorities say McCuistion was the driver of a pickup that drove through a stop sign and was struck by a motor home.

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