Nicholai Buechter, 19, a sophomore in biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was killed in a traffic accident on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. He was from New Haven, Mo.

 The accident occurred at 12:39 p.m. on Missouri Highway 63 two miles north of Vichy, Missouri.

 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Buechter’s vehicle was northbound on Highway 63 when it left the right side of the road and struck a rock bluff.

 

Buechter sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to University Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri, where he later died.

 

Members of Missouri S&T’s counseling staff are available to provide counseling services for students, faculty and staff affected by the death. Students who wish to seek counseling services may contact the office of counseling, disability services and student wellness at 204 Norwood Hall on campus or by emailing counsel@mst.edu. After-hours counseling is available by calling 573-341-4300.