Teen Killed in Thanksgiving Crash Involving Deer

A Kansas teen was killed in a Thanksgiving evening crash involving a deer.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 64-year-old Calvin Boyd of Medicine Lodge was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer headed south on U.S. 281 Highway. He struck a deer that entered his path from the west ditch, causing it to go airborne.

At the same time, 19-year-old Gracie Burenheide from Attica was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu passenger car headed north in the opposite direction. Her car struck the airborne deer.

Burenheide was killed in the collision with the deer. A passenger, 22-year-old Myrnal Altha of Medicine Lodge was hurt. She was transported to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

No one in the Ford Explorer was injured.

Everyone in both vehicles was buckled up.

The accident happened at around 6:15 Thursday night in rural Barber County mile marker 35 on U.S. 281 Highway.


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