By Laurie Welch. From Originally posted: April 15, 2015.  Original Article.


Burley Junior High School students grieved Tuesday for Chance Wesley Doty, a 14-year-old who died Monday in a utility terrain vehicle crash.

Police are investigating the incident and are releasing few details.

Doty died in a field near 190 W. 300 S. in Rupert, the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office said. East End Fire Department, Emergency Response Ambulance and Life Flight responded.

Burley Junior High School Principal Steve Copmann said staff put a plan together Monday night to help students cope with their grief on Tuesday.

A counselor from the high school joined the junior high counselor to talk with students.

“We really rallied around the kids today,” Copmann said. “It was not a fun day but it was a healing day.”

Copmann said Doty was a “great kid” who “covered a lot of ground and had a lot of friends.”

Students will wear green on Friday in memory of Doty, who was No. 80 on the football field.

“We had a lot of hurting kids today,” Copmann said.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Burley LDS 3rd and 7th Ward chapel, 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Brent Winn officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.