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Emergency responders at the scene where a semi ran over a child Thursday wait for a trooper to arrive from Salina.
Semi kills teen on bike; victim, driver identified
A 13-year-old boy riding his bike in Hillsboro was killed instantly when run over by a grain truck at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ash and D Sts.
Trevor Dayton Adams Wullenweber of Milford died after being run over when he rode his bike into the side of a 42-ton Peterbuilt semi driven by Brendan Jay Reimer, 52, of Hillsboro.
The semi was turning east onto D St. when it struck Trevor, who was traveling south into the intersection, according to Kansas Highway Patrol.
The intersection has four-way stop signs and a four-way flashing stoplight.
Trevor’s body lay covered by a blanket in the inner westbound lane of D St., just east of the intersection with Ash St., as Hillsboro and Goessel police, sheriff’s deputies, emergency medical personnel, Hillsboro firefighters, coroner Don Hodson, and a game warden converged on the scene.
The semi, owned by Pleasant Hill Inc., 1565 Kanza Rd., was stopped in the eastbound lane, just east of Jost service station.
Emergency responders waited for a Highway Patrol trooper to arrive from the Troop C headquarters in Salina, an hour’s drive away. Multiple troopers were on the scene, Highway Patrol spokesman Ben Gardner said.
According to scanner and Highway Patrol reports, the semi was pulling a 2001 Timpte trailer loaded with soybeans when the boy was hit.
Officers and EMTs had difficulty identifying the victim, who had relatives in Hillsboro.
The Highway Patrol’s Critical Accident Highway Response Team and its motor carrier inspectors are investigating the accident. A post-crash inspection report is expected to be filed in 10 days.
“There are a lot of things our investigators will be documenting,” Gardner said.