Banner, KS – Man Dies in Semi-Truck Crash at M Rd & KS-16

Banner, KS - Man Dies in Semi-Truck Crash at M Rd & KS-16

Banner, KS (April 20, 2024) – On Friday, April 19, a man was killed after a two-vehicle collision in the Banner area. The deadly accident occurred at the intersection of M Road and KS-16 that afternoon around 2 p.m. Local reports revealed that a 1984 Ford F-250 pickup truck collided with a 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck. 

Local reports revealed that 77-year-old James A. Rolfe of Holton was heading southbound in the pickup on M Road when he entered the intersection. The Ford was struck by the oncoming commercial truck driven by 34-year-old Kyle Wade Puckett of Pickering, MO. Rolfe sustained fatal injuries in the impact and was later pronounced dead at the scene by attending emergency crews. The area was temporarily closed as local authorities worked to clear the scene. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly 18-wheeler Crashes in Kansas

Banner, KS - Man Dies in Semi-Truck Crash at M Rd & KS-16Driving alongside a large semi-truck or commercial rig in Kansas sometimes causes drivers to feel scared and anxious. These enormous vehicles are engaged in over 500,000 reported crashes a year, with over 5,000 fatalities and many more injuries, according to statistics. When fully loaded, a large rig can weigh close to 70,000 pounds, and trucks pose a particular risk in collisions with passenger automobiles. Unfortunately, most truck accidents involve passenger cars. Even worse, truck drivers are often pressured to work long hours, creating a potentially dangerous situation with drowsy or fatigued motorists. Work with an experienced lawyer following a catastrophic 18-wheeler collision to file a claim and seek a complete recovery.

You must do everything in your power to maximize your recovery after a life-changing 18-wheeler accident. A trained Banner semi-truck crash lawyer will be able to help you navigate the complicated legal process. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to fight for your full recovery. Contact us today at 620-524-0080.

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