Franklin Alford of Harrison, VIRGINIA was killed on Monday, June 25th 2018 at 2:00 pm in Miller County, Missouri. Alford is a 76-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy 17 600 feet north of Saline Road.
In the crash, Alford was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
***FATALITY ACCIDENT, NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED*** VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 INTERNATIONAL SEMI TRACTOR DRIVEN BY GREG MATHIS] CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE 2 [THE 1994 MACK DUMP TRUCK DRIVEN BY JONATHAN HENSLEY]. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 INTERNATIONAL SEMI TRACTOR DRIVEN BY GREG MATHIS]’S LOAD BECAME UNSECURED AND LOGS BEGAN FALLING ONTO THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 3 [THE 2000 DODGE RAM PICKUP DRIVEN BY FRANKLIN ALFORD] WAS STRUCK BY LOGS AND FORCED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY WHERE IT STRUCK A TREE AND A FENCE. THE LOGS STRUCK VEHICLE 4 [THE 2018 NISSAN VERSA DRIVEN BY SETH GRAVES] ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VICTIM WAS DECLARED DECEASED AT 1436 BY MILLER COUNTY CORONER, TIM BRADLEY, AT THE SCENE. THIS IS TROOP F’S 5TH FATALITY FOR JUNE AND THE 27TH FOR 2018. ASSISTED BY SGT. J. E. LOWARY (466), TPR. M. P. ACORD (170), TPR. M. R. PARKER (816), CVO SUPERVISOR S. M. SULING (W025), CVO J. R. REVELLE (W233), CPL. S. M. CAMPBELL (242
Alford's injuries were fatal. Alford was taken to Rekus Millard Funeral Home in Eldon.
The police said the damage to the 2003 International Semi Tractor driven by Greg Mathis was moderate. The damage to the 1994 Mack Dump Truck driven by Jonathan Hensley was total. It was removed by Tow Pro. The damage to the 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup driven by Franklin Alford was total. It was removed by Woods Towing. The damage to the 2018 Nissan Versa driven by Seth Graves was minor. It was removed by Jacks Garage St Roberts Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T C Fick of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180384126 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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