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Kyle Mabrey, 42, killed when vehicle lands on tracks, is struck by train off of I-459 in Bessemer, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 6:48am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, February 19, 2017

McCalla man killed after SUV drops from I-459, then hit by train; 1 of 2 fatal Bessemer crashes Sunday

Investigators aren't sure what time the victim's vehicle wrecked, but shortly before midnight a Norfolk Southern train struck the crashed vehicle, causing him to be ejected from the SUV. 

Kyle Mabrey, well-known pro bass angler, killed when SUV drops off I-459, then hit by train

Mabrey was a regular on the FLW Tour[2] and had produced his own version of the lure called the "Yellowhammer,'' a take on the Alabama state bird. He was a pro fisherman for 14 years, and was ranked 286th in the world.

Pro Bass Fisherman Killed In Wreck

Mabrey was a regular on the Fishing League Worldwide Tour and was ranked 286th in the world. The fishing league’s website says he had earned more than $288,000 in his career.

He also worked as a respiratory therapist at Children’s of Alabama hospital in Birmingham.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Kyle Mabrey
Roadway: 
Interstate 459

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