Jaxon Buerge Killed; Three Injured in Tractor-Trailer Crash Near Colby, KS

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

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Kansas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Commercial Truck, Passenger Vehicle
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (3)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle was rear-ended by semi-truck

Weather Conditions
Winter storm

What Happened

Kansas Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed a teen and injured three family members on I-70 near Colby, KS on December  27th, 2018. 16-year-old Jaxon Buerge was killed when his family vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck. Three family members in the vehicle, 42-year-old Justin, 40-year-old Trisha and 9-year-old Maxwell were hall hospitalized with serious injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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