A 31-year-old Polo, Mo., man was killed in traffic accident Friday morning in Clay County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said Bradley J. Abeln was driving southbound at the 19.8 mile marker of Interstate 35 shortly before 7 a.m. when a car in the lane next to him swerved and struck his car. That caused his vehicle to skid, hit a guardrail and overturn. Both Abeln and a passenger, neither of whom were wearing seat belts, were ejected. The passenger had serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.