Traffic Fatality - Interstate 20 (Press Release)

by Traffic Division, Monday, January 04, 2016, 06:39 (710 days ago)

On Monday January 4, 2016, at approximately 2:11 a.m. the Abilene Police Department received a call of a major motor vehicle collision in approximately the 283 mile marker of eastbound Interstate 20.
The preliminary investigation indicated that a 2014 Kenworth truck driven by Glen Rhodes of Abilene had been traveling eastbound on I20. The driver stated that as he approached the 283A exit a pedestrian crossed the roadway northbound into the truck’s path. The truck and pedestrian crashed in the outside lane. The truck came to rest atop the Highway 277 overpass, the pedestrian was thrown into the center median of I20. The pedestrian was identified as Dawson Edward Wendt, a white male age 16, of Abilene. Next of kin was notified.
Dawson was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Dean. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. Investigation continues by officers of the Abilene Police Department Traffic Division.


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