Ralph W Burnett of West Plains, Missouri was killed on Saturday, June 23rd 2018 at 5:25 pm in Howell County, Missouri. Burnett is a 53-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 14, 5 miles west of west Plains.
In the crash, Burnett was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2011 HARLEY DAVIDSON DRIVEN BY RALPH BURNETT] CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY KATHY LHEUREUX] HEAD ON, EJECTING DRIVER ONE. PRONOUNCED BY HOWELL COUNTY CORONER, TIM CHERRY, AT 1725. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. ASSISTED BY MSGT. R. T. REES #542, CPL. J. C. HOWELL #490, CPL. J. D. WHEELER #637, AND MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATOR SGT. G. T. CURNES #818. THIS IS TROOP G’S 17TH FATALITY FOR 2018 COMPARED TO 8 FOR 2017
Burnett's injuries were fatal. Burnett was taken to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Harley Davidson driven by Ralph Burnett was total. It was removed by J J Towing. The damage to the 2005 Ford F 350 driven by Kathy Lheureux was extensive. It was also removed by J J.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T D Pond of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180380441 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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