Dale E Bailey of Hillsboro, Missouri was killed on Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 10:20 pm in Franklin County, Missouri. Bailey is a 70-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Eastbound Interstate 44 at the 249.8 mile marker.
In the crash, Bailey was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY REPORT – VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 FORD F 450 DRIVEN BY DALE BAILEY] WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON INTERSTATE 44. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE IN THE ROADWAY, POSSIBLY DUE TO SUFFERING A MEDICAL CONDITION. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 FORD F 450 DRIVEN BY DALE BAILEY] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE. DRIVER 1 PRONOUNCED AT THE SCENE BY MERAMEC AMBULANCE PERSONNEL AT 2250 HOURS. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. ASSISTED BY TPR. R. A. LECLAIRE (193) AND CPL. L. J. KEATHLEY (251)
Bailey's injuries were fatal. Bailey was taken by St Louis County Medical Examiners Office to Russell Funeral Home.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Ford F 450 driven by Dale Bailey was total. It was removed by Hoffmans Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K L Gibson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029486 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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Bailey's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Bailey's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.
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