Update: Victims of I-35 crash in Osage County identified
WILLIAMSBURG — The names of those killed and injured from Sunday’s crash on I-35 in Osage County, just southwest of Williamsburg have been released. Five people were killed and 13 were injured, most of those were children or teenagers. They were part of a moto-cross racing team returning to Minnesota. A Freightliner box truck driven Adam Kerber, 17, Jordan, MN, pulling a trailer went off the road from the north-bound lanes, went over a concrete bridge rail and fell into a creek, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The trailer, full of motorcycles and ATVs, fell in front of the truck. State Trooper Don Hughes said it appeared that everyone was in the truck and no one was in the trailer. Adam Kerber was injured and taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Those killed include Jessica Kerber, 10; James Kerber, 12; and Joy Kerber, 14, all of Jordan, MN. Melissa Kerber, 24; and Tom Kerber, 25, of New Prague, MN. Those injured include Payton Hammers, 2, Chaska, MN, taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City; Hannah Kerber, 5, MN (city unknown) taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Overland Park Regional Medical Center; Timothy Kerber, 15, Jordan, MN, taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital and transferred to Overland Park Regional Medical Center; Matthew Hammers, 30, Chaska, MN, who was taken to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka and later taken by helicopter to University of Kansas Medical Center; Cody Slark, 18, Chaska, MN to Stormont-Vail; Nicholas Kerber, 8, Jordan, MN to Children’s Mercy Hospital; Sarah Kerber, 14, Jordan, MN to Stormont-Vail; Pauline Kerber, 46, Jordan, MN to Overland Park Regional; Matt VanBank, 16, Jordan, MN to Olathe Medical Center; Madelyn Barney, 14, Cologne, MN, who was taken to Olathe Medical Center and transferred to Children’s Mercy Hospital; Zachary Bell, 16, Chaska, MN to Olathe Medical Center; and Ashley Henry, 16, Carver, MN, who was treated and released.
Monday, April 2, 7 a.m.