Off-duty Missouri deputy killed in traffic accident

Photo: Sgt. Justin Burney

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A Webster County sheriff’s deputy was killed in an off-duty traffic accident on Interstate 44 in Missouri. A Missouri State Highway Patrol report says Sgt. Justin Burney died Thursday at the hospital. A 6-year-old girl in his car suffered serious injuries and a 3-year-old boy had minor injuries. Burney’s 2015 Kia Soul was involved in an accident just west of Marshfield at about 4 p.m. Thursday. A Jeep Liberty went off the side of the road, through the median cable barrier and struck Burney’s vehicle in the opposite lane of traffic. The Jeep’s driver suffered moderate injuries. The Springfield News-Leader reports Burney
was a supervisor at the county’s jail facility.

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