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Teen boy dies in head-on crash with semi near Topeka

Posted: 1:54 PM, Feb 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-17 14:54:32-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 16-year-old boy from Ozawkie, Kansas, died Sunday in a crash with a semi tractor-trailer in Jefferson County, northeast of Topeka.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol Online Crash Log, Kyler Postma was driving a 2005 Chrysler Sebring southbound on Kansas 4 near mile marker 346 when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes, where it ran head-on into a northbound Freightliner.

Postma, a student at Jefferson West High School, died from his injuries.

The driver of the semi, a 39-year-old man from Grantville, Kansas, suffered a minor injury.

Friends of the Postma family have organized a Go Fund Me to help with funeral expenses.