Teen injured in wreck near Byers on Monday

Courtney Blankenship
Pratt County emergency rescue crews and Kansas Highway Patrol teams responded to an injury accident Monday just after 11 a.m. near Byers.

A 16-year-old male from Owensville, Missouri was injured in a car vs. semi accident just after 11 a.m. on Monday near Byers.

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) online crash log recorded a vehicle collision half a mile south of Byers on April 6, 2020 at 11:07 a.m. with one suspected serious injury.

According to the KHP, a 2008 Pontiac G6 was traveling eastbound on Northwest 90th Street and failed to stop at a stop sign when it struck the rear side of a trailer of a 1999 Peterbilt grain hauler that was traveling northbound on northwest 70th Avenue.

The 16-year-old driver of the Pontiac G6, was air-flighted from the scene by a LifeSave helicopter. The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, according to KHP.

The driver of the grain hauler, Andrew Boehme, a 47-year old from Mullinville, had no apparent injury, according to the KHP crash log. Boehme was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.