December 9, 2010
A Rexford, Kansas boy was killed early today, when a semi tractor-trailer rig he was in left the highway and caught fire.
The accident happened in Doniphan County in Northeast Kansas at 3:30 a.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the truck driven by Michael Petersen, 38, of Rexford, left Highway 36, drove off the soft shoulder, went into a ditch and caught fire.
2-year-old Kyler Petersen died in the crash. Michael Petersen was flown to a St. Joseph, Missouri medical center for treatment.