Bob L Bishop of Greenfield, Missouri was killed on Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 3:30 pm in Dade County, Missouri. Bishop is a 86-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Dade-177 6 miles northwest of Everton.
In the crash, Bishop was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – LATE DEATH – THIS IS TROOP D’S 5TH FATALITY FOR 2018. REPORT MODIFIED AT 0245 HOURS ON 01/17/2018. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET PICKUP DRIVEN BY BOB BISHOP] APPROACHED THE TRACKS ON SNOW COVERED ROADWAY AND STARTED SLIDING. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET PICKUP DRIVEN BY BOB BISHOP] DID NOT STOP AND CROSSED INTO THE PATH OF THE TRAIN. THE TRAIN WAS USING ITS HORN TO SIGNAL ITS APPROACH. CROSSING IS MARKED BY CROSSBUCK ONLY. DRIVER ONE PRONOUNCED BY DR. ROBERT JOHNSON AT 1733 HOURS ON 01/18/2018 AT MERCY HOSPITAL
Bishop's injuries were fatal. Bishop was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Chevrolet Pickup driven by Bob Bishop was total. It was removed by Wreck O Mended of Greenfield. The damage to the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Emd Sd 70 Ace Diesel Electric Locomotive driven by Anthony Bohlmann was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D S Call of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029008 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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