Norman M Sutton of Cabool, Missouri was killed on Monday, January 15th 2018 at 4:45 pm in Howell County, Missouri. Sutton is a 86-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 63 – 1/2 mile south of Willow Springs.
In the crash, Sutton was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
F A T A L I T Y A C C I D E N T – ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 IN LEFT TURN LANE, VEHICLE #2 STRUCK THE REAR OF VEHICLE #1. TROOP G FATALITY #2 FOR 2018 COMPARED TO 1 FOR SAME TIME PERIOD IN 2017. DRIVER #2 WAS PRONOUNCED AT THE SCENE AT 1725 HOURS BY HOWELL COUNTY CORONER TIM CHERRY
Sutton's injuries were fatal. Sutton was taken to Robertson Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.
The police said the damage to the 2005 International 7400 driven by Keith Pitts was minor. It was removed by Midway Towing of Pomona. The damage to the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo driven by Norman Sutton was total. It was removed by Fosters Autobody of Willow Springs.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D W Hinten of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180027594 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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Sutton's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Sutton's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.
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