16-year-old killed in Jackson County crash

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16-year-old Garret Klahr was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon involving a semi near Jackson Heights High School.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said they received a call about the crash at 286th and Highway 75 around 3:40 p.m.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Klahr failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled out in front of a semi being driven by 54-year-old David Christianson.

Klahr was taken to a Topeka hospital where he were pronounced dead.

Christianson, the driver of the semi from Canby, Minnesota, was pulling a trailer loaded with cattle and was not hurt.

It’s not known if any of the cows in Christianson’s semi were killed or injured during the crash.

A stretch of Highway 75 was closed for several hours Thursday night while a special team from the KHP investigated the crash.

KSNT’s Hannah Brandt was at the scene earlier:

KSNT News launched an investigation into the dangers of Highway 75 in February. You can read what we found out here.

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