Danny C McEntire of Hardy, Arkansas was killed on Monday, January 15th 2018 at 7:40 pm in Howell County, Missouri. McEntire is a 34-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 63, 5 miles S of west Plains.
In the crash, McEntire was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH. OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 FORD F 250 DRIVEN BY DAN MCENTIRE] LOST CONTROL ON THE ICE-COVERED ROADWAY, TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURNED AND STRUCK A TREE. HOWELL COUNTY CORONER, TIM CHERRY, PRONOUNCED AT 1940 HOURS. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. THIS IS TROOP G’S THIRD FATALITY FOR 2018 COMPARED TO ONE AT THIS TIME IN 2017. ASSISTED BY TPR. D. A. HUFFMAN #436 AND SGT S. R. RICHARDSON #753 OF THE MAJOR CRASH TEAM
McEntire's injuries were fatal. McEntire was taken to Robertson Drago Funeral Home.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Ford F 250 driven by Dan McEntire was total. It was removed by Midway Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Master Sergeant S L Nelson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180027843 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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