A Tragic Accident Kills Andrea M. Burch
On Wednesday, February 13, Andrea M. Burch, a 34-year-old woman of Kansas City, MO died after her vehicle crashed into a concrete underpass and exploded into flames.
The accident was reported by KCTV 5 News.
Police identified the married mother of two who works as a hospice nurse on Friday, February 13, 2015. The crash happened during rush hour shortly after 4 p.m.
Burch was traveling north on I-435 near Shoal Creek Parkway. Burch was in the slow lane, but witnesses report that she was traveling at a high speed. Burch attempted to pass a semi-truck in the middle lane, but she was returned to the slow lane when that maneuver did not work.
While cutting back to the slow lane, her vehicle went off the road and struck a bridge pillar before promptly bursting into flames. Burch was driving a white Nissan sedan.
The semi driver and other motorists immediately stopped to provide assistance. Because of the fire, it was difficult for them to access the car. Though witnesses tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, they simply did not have enough time.
The Kansas City Police Department responded to the scene of the accident where Burch was pronounced dead.
Burch worked as a hospice nurse at Crossroads Hospice and families and friends have already expressed their thoughts on KCTV’s Facebook page.
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