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Western Heights football player loses part of leg after fight

A Western Heights football player lost part of his leg after he was hit by a car during a fight at a trailer home during a party Saturday night in Oklahoma City.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: February 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm •  Published: February 11, 2013

“He was just doing circles trying to run people down,” he said.

Howard went inside his house to call 911. Vince was on the phone with police when he saw Beery get caught on the car's hood.

“He T-boned him into another car that was parked,” Vince said. “I really thought he was fatally injured from the way he was looking.”

The driver then drove away. Police found the car a short time later but have not identified the driver, Knight said.

Beery was pinned between the driver's car and a parked car. He was taken by ambulance to OU Medical Center. Vince said Beery's left leg was amputated below his knee.

“It was pretty horrendous,” Vince said.

Western Heights junior Beery was a backup running back on the football team last season, school officials said. He transferred to the school in midseason from Deer Creek, said Western Heights coach Ed Polly.

“It's just one of those cases that's kind of tragic,” Polly said. “He played in a couple of games for us. He is a great kid. He never caused any problems. He worked hard.”


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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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