Child Killed After Riding Bike Into Path of Semi in Liberal


(Liberal, KS) (

The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified 9-year old Caleb Garcia as the victim in a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer on U54 at New York in Liberal just before 6 p.m. last Friday.  A KHP spokesperson says the boy was killed while riding his bicycle southbound on New York approaching U54.  A semi, being driven by 40-year old Missouri resident Elizabeth Sturdivant, was travelling westbound on U54 when the cyclist rode directly into the truck’s path.  Garcia died at the scene.  Arrangements are being handled by Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.