A man from West Plains lost his life Wednesday morning when a head-on crash occurred in Howell County. According to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place around 9 a.m. on U.S. 160.
The man who died has been identified as 39-year-old Thomas Sheldon. He was traveling west in a Dodge pickup truck, and officials say he was near West Plains when his vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway and entered the course of an eastbound semi. The driver of the semi was identified as 67-year-old Billie J. Barnes.
Emergency personnel say Mr. Sheldon’s injuries led to his death at the scene of the crash. Mr. Barnes was taken to Ozarks Medical Center with injuries considered moderate.
Seeing a copy of the Missouri accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Missouri Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Missouri accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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