Kylie Kyle

On March 23, 2011, Kylie Jobe (20) and Kyle Thornburg (22), graduates of Maize High School and high school sweethearts, were returning to Wichita from a Colorado ski trip during spring break.  They were both killed in a tragic accident on I-70 when a 27 year-old man entered the interstate going in the wrong direction and hit them head-on.  He was also killed and was later found to have a blood alcohol level of .23 – almost three times the legal limit.

The Kyle Thornburg and Kylie Jobe Believe Act was enacted by the Kansas Legislature and signed by the Governor on March 23, 2016. This law went into effect on July 1, 2016. Under the provisions of this law immediate family members of those lost due to someone driving under the influence may request a DUI Memorial Marker to be placed on the state’s highway system.