On 10/14/2022, Kristen Kalbfleisch was driving home to see family on Highway I-29 from Lincoln, NE to Kansas City, MO.

At around 11:30 am that day, she approached a large traffic jam from an earlier crash and reduced her speed to a crawl. Suddenly, she noticed in her rearview mirror a rapidly moving semi-truck barreling full speed toward her. She later shared that it was the most bizarre feeling in the world when you know you’re about to get hit incredibly hard but can’t even process a single thought. She recalls screaming and looking out of her window flipping upside down over and over again. Her incredible 6-year-old black lab, Bo-Jax, was in the car with her.

When her car was done rolling, she was upside down and frantically searched for Bo-Jax. His tail and two back legs were pinned between the headrest and the roof of the car. I yelled his name, but he did not move. She pushed him through the smashed driver-side back window and was bleeding all over. Emergency Medical personnel took her to the hospital for treatment.

Kristen is due to make a full recovery physically but is suffering great emotional and mental anguish.