I-35 Accident Kills Polo Man

Date 2014/1/17 11:33:03 | Topic: Accidents

An early morning accident Friday on Interstate 35 has claimed the life of 31-year old Bradley Abeln of Polo, and injured 32-year old Joshua Thomas of Hamilton.

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The Missouri Highway Patrol said the two-vehicle accident occurred at 6:49 AM at mile marker 19.8 on Interstate 35 (in Clay County near Liberty). Vehicles driven by 45-year old Pamela Wilson of Gallatin and 31-year old Bradley Abeln of Polo were both southbound. The Wilson vehicle was in the passing lane and swerved to the right, striking the Abeln truck. The truck began to skid, struck the guardrail and overturned, ejecting both Abeln and his passenger, Joshua Thomas, from the vehicle.

Abeln was pronounced dead at 8 o'clock Friday morning at Liberty Hospital. Thomas was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital, with injuries described as SERIOUS by the Highway Patrol. Pamela Wilson escaped the collision without injury. The Missouri Highway Patrol was assisted by the Liberty Police Department at the scene of Friday morning's accident.



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