Curtis N Buchanan of Osceola, Missouri was killed on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 1:51 am in St Clair County, Missouri. Buchanan is a 53-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Old Humansville Road 350 feet south of Highway WW (In Osceola).
In the crash, Buchanan was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – THIS IS TROOP ‘S FIRST FATALITY OF THE NEW YEAR – VEHICLE 1 [THE 1989 CHEVROLET C 1500 DRIVEN BY CURTIS BUCHANAN] TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A CULVERT. PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY ST. CLAIR COUNTY CORONER RANDY SHELDON AT 0250 ON 01/10/2018. NEXT OF KIN HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. CORRECTED REPORT
Buchanan's injuries were fatal. Buchanan was taken by The Coroner to Sheldon Goodrich Funeral Home.
The police said the damage to the 1989 Chevrolet C 1500 driven by Curtis Buchanan was moderate. It was removed by Brays Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M D Obert of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180017218 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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