Webster County’s Sheriff Department’s Officer Justin L. Burney, 26, lost his life in an automobile accident Thursday afternoon.
The accident occurred as an SUV traveled off the left side of eastbound I-44, traveled through the median cable barrier and crossed the median.
The vehicle traveled into the westbound lane and struck Officer Burney’s vehicle who died in the crash.
One child in Burney’s vehicle suffered serious injuries.
Another child in his car suffered minor injuries.
See next week’s newspaper for additional details.