Missouri Resident Pronounced Dead at Scene of Motorcycle Crash

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A 25-year-old male died in a motorcycle crash as a result of cresting a hill and crashing into someone in the intersection of Route P in Polk County.

On October 22, 2011 at approximately 2:15pm, 25-year-old Anthony Hall from Louisburg, Missouri was traveling southbound on Route P four miles north of Halfway in a 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle. At said time and place, Laura Henley, age 46, from Bolivar, Missouri was operating a 2012 Chevrolet and traveling southbound on Route P. Neither of the drivers had passengers at the time of the crash.

The crash occurred as Henley entered the intersection just as Hall was cresting a hill. Hall struck Henley’s vehicle in the side. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Coroner Roy Harms. He was then transported to Pitts Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri. The next of kin was notified. Henley suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene of the crash. Henley was also tested for alcohol.

Hall’s Kawasaki received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Wakefield Auto and Towing of Bolivar, Missouri. Henley’s 2012 Chevrolet received moderate damages and was towing by A and J Towing and Auto of Bolivar, Missouri. Hall did not have auto insurance at the time of the crash. Henley had Farmers Insurance at the time of the crash.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 258 accidents for drivers over the age of 55, which resulted in a total of 292 fatalities, in 2009.

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