South Dakota Rodeo Cowboy Dies In Colorado Crash
January 18, 2012, 11:16 AM
ROSEBUD, SD -
A rodeo cowboy from the South Dakota town of Rosebud died in a traffic accident in Colorado over the weekend.
Twenty-four-year-old bareback rider Austin Janis was killed early Sunday while returning to South Dakota, just hours after making his debut as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association cardholder at a rodeo in Texas.
The PRCA says the van that Janis and another cowboy were traveling in was struck head-on by a car on U.S. Route 385 near Wray, Colo. Janis was declared dead at the scene. The other cowboy wasn't seriously hurt.
Janis was a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. His funeral is scheduled Saturday at the Lower Brule Community Center.
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