Brandon M Scott of Independence, Missouri was killed on Monday, January 1st 2018 at 1:15 am in Clinton County, Missouri. Scott is a 28-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Rt-A and Rt-H – in Turney.
In the crash, Scott was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
**FATALITY CRASH** CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD MUSTANG DRIVEN BY BRANDON SCOTT] WAS NORTHBOUND ON RT-A. DRIVER 1 FAILED TO STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF RT-A AND RT-H. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD MUSTANG DRIVEN BY BRANDON SCOTT] TRAVELLED OFF THE NORTH EDGE OF THE INTERSECTION AND STRUCK A HEDGE POST. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 FORD MUSTANG DRIVEN BY BRANDON SCOTT] CAME TO REST ON ITS DRIVERS SIDE. DRIVER 1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 0153 HOURS BY CLINTON COUNTY CORONER LEE HANKS. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. ASSISTED BY TPR A. D. LINDGREN (665), CLINTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, LATHROP FIRE, AND CLINTON COUNTY CORONER
Scott's injuries were fatal. Scott was taken by First Call Transport to Frontier forensics.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Ford Mustang driven by Brandon Scott was total. It was removed by Steves Auto and Tire of Lathrop.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal M S Belshe of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180000160 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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