Two Teens injured, One Dies in Head on Crash

A teenage driver has died as the result of a Thursday head on collision near Dodge City.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, “Nineteen year old Taylor Jean Ziebol of Burnsville, Minnesota was driving a 2007 Nissan westbound on US 54 in Ford KHP-PatchCounty, a mile east of K34. The Nissan went left of center and struck a Semi Truck head on. Ziebol was transported to Western Plains Regional Hospital where she has died. Passengers in the Nissan, 17 year old Shannon Marie Ziebol and 15 year old Richard Adam Ziebol of Burnsville, Minnesota  and the semi truck driver, 56 year old Raymond Noriega of San Diego, California were also transported to Western Plains Regional Hospital. All were wearing seat belts.”

  • Viktoria J.

    The family is from Minnesota and is staying in Dodge City while their two children are in the hospital with critical injuries.

    Folks from around the area, of where the accident occurred, are having a fundraiser on Sunday, July 21 at the Bucklin City Park from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. There will be hot dogs, hamburger, and lots of delicious deserts. It will be free will donation and all the proceeds will go directly towards the Ziebol Family to help with any expenses they may have over the next few months.
    Anyone wishing to donate may send checks to Paige Estes Memorial Foundation at 12448 Warrior Road, Kingsdown, KS 67842 (be sure to put for Ziebol Family Fundraiser) which will make it tax deductible.

    Cash donations are also being accepted at the Main Street Market, Fields of Flowers, and Bucklin Automotive all located in Bucklin, Kansas.

    Be sure to check the Facebook Event Page ( ) for more information.