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Barnhart man dead in wrong-way collision on I-55

Barnhart man dead in wrong-way collision on I-55

Posted on Sunday, July 26th, 2020

PEVELY, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A man from Barnhart died last night as the result of a wrong-way collision on Interstate 55, according to a crash report published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at 11:34 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-55 near the 179.8 milepost in Pevely, located in Jefferson County.

A 2016 Jeep Renegade operated by 27-year-old Brandon E. Kile of Parkville was headed southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate. The Jeep collided head-on with a 2006 Toyota Solara driven by Barnhart man Shane L. Bird, 41. Bird was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened.

Bird was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 11:58 p.m. Kile was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled in the collision.

Disclaimer: This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision and someone else is at fault, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.


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