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16-year-old Overland Park boy dies in Western Kansas wreck as snow blankets area

Posted at 9:10 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 22:10:52-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Overland Park teen is dead after a crash in 10 miles east of Colby, Kansas.

16-year-old Jackson Buerge was in a vehicle heading westbound on I-70 when it was rear-ended at about 10 a.m. Thursday. It eventually came to a rest on the right shoulder facing east with the driver's side pinned against the guardrail.

Jackson was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Two adults and a nine-year-old boy were also in the car and taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

I-70 was closed for several hours Thursday due to dangerous conditions caused by snow.