Jackson Buerge Killed; Justin Buerge, Trisha Buerge, Maxwell Buerge Injured in Crash on I-70 in Colby, KS

December 27, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Jackson Buerge, Justin Buerge, Trisha Buerge, Maxwell Buerge
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Kansas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (3)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle was struck by a semi truck, causing it to spin and hit a guardrail.

What Happened

Kansas Highway Patrol officials released the names of the people injured in a crash on I-70 in Colby, KS on December 27th, 2018. 16-year-old Jackson Buerge was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a semi-truck. The vehicle then spun out of control and hit a guardrail. 42-year-old Justin Buerge, 40-year-old Trisha Buerge and 9-year-old Maxwell Buerge were all hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

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