Fatal Accident on MO-52 on Tuesday, April 10th

On April 10, 2018, at approximately 11:50 am, Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, along with members of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a two vehicle accident on MO 52 Hwy, just East of Route O. 64 year old Thomas E. Leatherman, of Peculiar, MO, was travelling westbound in a tractor trailer on Mo 52 when an eastbound 2001 Chevy Silverado, driven by 62 year old Brad L. Colin of Butler, travelled into the westbound lane and struck the tractor trailer head on. Colin was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:48 pm by Bates County Coroner, Greg Mullinax.