Teenager Killed in Crash with Tractor-Trailer in Kansas


January 10, 2019

HOLTON, KS. – As reported online by wibw.com, a teenager was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Holton, Kansas.*

A 16-year-old boy from Wetmore, Kansas, was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound on 286th Street in Holton. At the intersection with Highway 75, the teen failed to stop at a stop sign, and his vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a tractor-trailer traveling south on Highway 75. The Toyota spun around after impact and overturned in a ditch. 

The teen was extricated from the Toyota and transported to Stormont Vail Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. His name has been released but withheld from this story for privacy reasons. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 54-year-old David Christianson, was not injured in the crash. It is not yet clear why the teen failed to stop at the stop sign. Highway 75 was shut down after the crash to allow crews to investigate and clear the scene. Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating and has not released additional information at this time. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2015, a total of 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in vehicle crashes in the United States. This equates to six teen deaths every day due to motor vehicle injuries. More than 235,000 teenagers of the same age were treated in emergency departments in 2016 for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. 

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Sources:
https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Wetmore-teen-killed-in-crash-502145841.html
https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html

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