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A 23-year-old Kiron man died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a handgun, according to information from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to Austin Hugeback’s residence at 18 North Orchard Street in Kiron at 2:06 a.m. where they found him still breathing.

Hugeback was life flighted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he died.

The call to the Crawford County Law Enforcement Center was made by another male who was at the residence.

A female was also at the house, according to information from the sheriff’s office.

Mass of Christian Burial for Hugeback will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake with burial at Wall Lake Cemetery.  Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

A link to the entire funeral notice is below.


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