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Two killed, bus driver injured in crash; another cyclist saw it all happen

WENZTVILLE, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating after two motorcycle riders collided with a Wentzville school bus Tuesday morning killing 43-year-old Matthew Adam of Bowling Green and 22-year-old Jacob Boedeker of Warrenton.

The bus driver, Pamela Love was injured. She has been driving for the district eight years. Investigators say Love was starting her route at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when she made a left turn onto Route A.

As the bus turned onto the highway, the motorcycle riders struck the driver's side of the bus. They were pronounced dead on the scene.

A third motorcycle rider, 25-year-old, Adam Meyer of Warrenton was riding with Adam and Boedeker. He hit debris, but was not hurt.

An accident reconstruction team is trying to determine the exact cause of the crash. There were no students on the bus at the time of the incident.


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  • Ashley

    Anyone who is making rude comments please just stop for the sake of the family and friends of these two… Jacob was my friend from school and was in my graduating class. He was an amazing man and is always very cautious when he is driving… I just know that the people who are making these rude comments what if it was your friend, brother or anyone you loved that this happened to..? just think about it.

  • Rilee

    ok ALL of you are wrong, my mother drives a School bus for Wentzville School District and was there when it happened, my dad is also a firefighter in Wentzville, so unless you were there and SAW it happen like my mother or was Pam and won’t ever drive a bus again because she was in the accident, i dont want to see assumptions of lies and twisted comments. And for the record Jake Boedeker was one of my best friends so please stop with the nonsense. I lost a friend and my mom has to drive by that bus everyday until the FBI is finished with it. And the third biker was injured, Adam has a broken leg and broken collar bone from laying his bike down and sliding under the bus.

  • knijen

    Jennifer E. Shearman-Reed

    38 minutes ago

    .

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    By Anonymous Biker
    I Saw You ….
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    complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.

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    when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

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    yelling at your kids in the car.

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    pat my child’s hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

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    reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.

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    squeeze my wife’s leg when she told me to take the next turn.

    I saw you,
    race down the road in the rain.

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    get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

    I saw you,
    run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    trying to turn right.

    I saw you,
    cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    leave the road.

    I saw you,
    waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

    But, you didn’t see me.
    I wasn’t there.

    I saw you,
    go home to your family.

    But, you didn’t see me.
    Because, I died that day you cut me off.

    I was just a biker,…..

    A person with friends and a family.

    BUT, YOU DIDN’T SEE ME

  • knijen

    IN “HONOR” OF ALL THE BIKERS THAT DRIVE THERE “MOTORCYCLES” “LOOK TWICE & SAVE A LIFE” A VERY POWERFUL BIKER POEM
    By Anonymous Biker
    I Saw You ….
    But, You Didn’t See Me

    I saw you,
    hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

    I saw you,
    pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    playing Santa at the local mall.

    I saw you,
    change your mind about going into the restaurant.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

    I saw you,
    roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

    I saw you,
    frown at me when I smiled at your children.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

    I saw you,
    stare at my long hair.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

    I saw you,
    roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

    I saw you,
    look in fright at my tattoos.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    cry as my children where born and have their name written over and in my heart.

    I saw you,
    change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    going home to be with my family.

    I saw you,
    complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

    I saw you,
    yelling at your kids in the car.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    pat my child’s hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

    I saw you,
    reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    squeeze my wife’s leg when she told me to take the next turn.

    I saw you,
    race down the road in the rain.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

    I saw you,
    run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    trying to turn right.

    I saw you,
    cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.

    But, you didn’t see me,
    leave the road.

    I saw you,
    waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

    But, you didn’t see me.
    I wasn’t there.

    I saw you,
    go home to your family.

    But, you didn’t see me.
    Because, I died that day you cut me off.

    I was just a biker,…..

    A person with friends and a family.

    BUT, YOU DIDN’T SEE ME

  • Dirk

    When the school board voted to put a bus depot in an industrial court on a 4 lane road with GM the largest employer in Wentzville around the corner it was a terrible decision. Then to not route the buses out the back of the lot and connect to Enterprise road where there is a light make absolutely no sense. Instead they found it a better plan to have buses pull across 4 lanes of traffic with a 55 MPH speed limit during the busiest times of day. This design was an accident waiting to happen and now because of bad decisions and planning four families lives have been changed forever. I pray for the families that have been affected by this tragedy. They were all put into a situation where better planning could have avoided this tragedy. If anyone should be held accountable, it should be the City of Wentzville for not fully assessing the implications of this plan.

  • CP

    I can’t speculate about the cause of this accident, but if the bus driver is found to be at fault, then she should be charged with manslaughter, at the very least. Too many vehicle drivers get a free pass when they say “I didn’t see them/him/her”, when a motorcycle is involved. If the drivers/killers are prosecuted,as they should be, maybe people would wake up and watch for oncoming traffic, 2 or 4 wheeled. From a family of sensible motorcycle drivers, we have as much right to safety as any other driver on the road.

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