Colton Bond accident: 21-year-old cowboy died tragically in a truck accident in eastern Kansas


Colton Bond accident: 21-year-old cowboy died tragically in a truck accident in eastern Kansas

Three killed in eastern Kansas crash after cow causes head-on collision: (source: Gofundme)

Authorities report that the young and lovely 21-year-old cowboy Colton Bond sadly passed away as a result of this collision.

The rodeo family prays for the Bond family in Kansas on the loss of three members just before midnight on Friday night, May 26.

Colton was such an awesome, kind, well-mannered young man. He was only 21 and was killed in a car accident along with his grandparents.

Please hold this family up in your prayers. keep reading for additional information on the collision and Colton Bond.

Eastern Kansas crash after cow causes head-on collision

Kan.’s Labette County – Three residents of Edna were killed in a collision in Labette County late on Friday night when their pickup truck struck a cow. Just before midnight, it occurred on US 166, 6 miles east of US 169.

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) said Jimmy Bond, 81, was driving east on Kansas Highway 166 when he hit a cow in a Dodge Ram pickup, causing a vehicle failure. As a result, the vehicle veered into the oncoming lane.

The other driver attempted to avoid Bond but was unsuccessful, and the two cars collided head-on. At the scene of the collision, Colton Bond, 21, and Barbara Bond, 79, the other two passengers in the car, as well as Bond, were all declared dead. Minor injuries were sustained by the other driver.

What happened to Colton Bond?

A vehicle’s collision with a steer on U.S. 166 highway in Labette County triggered a head-on wreck with another vehicle late Friday, claiming three lives.

Colton Bond, a beloved college cowboy of 21, was on his way home with his grandparents after watching his younger brother Tagg participate at the Kansas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Mulvane.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Colton’s grandfather Jimmy Bond was traveling eastbound on US Highway 166 when their truck struck a cow that was on the road, forcing it into the westbound lane.

A westbound semi’s driver attempted to avoid hitting the Bonds, but he ran out of time, causing a head-on collision.

Grandpa Jimmy Bond, 81, Grandma Barbara Bond, 79, and Colton were all declared dead on the spot. Minor wounds were sustained by the semi’s driver.

Johnny Weil, CCC rodeo coach said,

“Colton was an up-and-coming horse trainer who was always willing to let others ride his horse if they needed one providing much success to others. He was a great friend to all who knew him. His passing will leave a huge hole in the rodeo community,” said Johnny Weil, CCC rodeo coach.

Who was Colton Bond?

Colton, a gifted young tie-down and team roper from Kansas, earned a spot in the first-ever National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association College National Finals Steer Roping this year.

During the seasons 2020–22, he rodeoed for the Garden City Community College Rodeo Team. This year, he rodeoed for Coffeyville Community College – Rodeo.

Colton finished the year 8th in the regional standings for team roping. In November he competed in the newly formed steer roping division finishing 13th in the nation and qualifying him for the inaugural National Finals Steer Roping College Division.

This season, seven of the ten college rodeos held in the Central Plains region saw Colton qualify for the short round. Colton won the 2019 Kansas High School Rodeo Association state tie-down roping title and the 2020 KHSRA team roping championship with Jaylyn Hash while competing in high school rodeo.

Colton is survived by his heartbroken mom, Kelly, dad, Jim Tom, and little brother, Tagg. In order to support the Bond family during this unimaginable tragedy, a gofundme has been created.

To the Bond family and their numerous friends in Kansas, we send our love and sincere prayers. The Gofundme page reads the following statement,

Hello All, my name is Amy Potter and I am starting this fundraiser for Colton’s mom Kelly Bond to help cover expenses, as many of you have heard we lost Colton and his grandparents in a tragic car accident late Friday night, on their way home from watching his bother and many other friends compete in the KHSRA State Finals. This tragic loss of such a young life is felt deep within the rodeo family. Any donations or prayers would be greatly appreciated to help the Bond Family.

Condolences posted by loved ones on social media:

Coffeyville Community College – Rodeo wrote on Facebook

Coffeyville Community College is saddened by the loss of our student and athlete, Colton Bond. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and rodeo teammates.

Krista Thompson Doub wrote,

My heart hurts for the Colts family!! Colt was such a polite and genuine young man!! The way he handled difficult /fresh horses was impressive. He was quiet-handed but would have them riding great. Fly high young man… you will be missed by so many!!! Prayers for all that are hurting right now!!

Martha Bond wrote,

Please just pray for Jimmy and Barb’s family. Colton’s mom and dad lost one of their babies. Colton’s brother Tagg. This has to be hard for all of them. Thank you to all the phone calls from the refinery guys, my coworkers and clients, friends, church, and my wonderful pastor and family. I have been asked if there is anything they can do. I tell everyone to pray for their family. This is a tough time for them.


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