Gerald R Gilliland of Adrian, Missouri was killed on Sunday, July 15th 2018 at 11:30 am in Bates County, Missouri. Gilliland is a 74-year-old man.
The crash happened here: I 49 south of Route E.
In the crash, Gilliland was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED TROOP A FATAL CRASH #36 AND FATALITY #38 CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX DRIVEN BY KIMBERLY CLAYTON] MERGED INTO AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY SHELBY SLOAN]. VEH2 SPUN OUT OF CONTROL AND INTO THE MEDIAN. DVR3 ATTEMPTED TO AVOID THE CRASH AND DROVE VEHICLE 3 [THE 2000 GMC SIERRA DRIVEN BY GERALD GILLILAND] INTO THE MEDIAN. VEH3 STRUCK VEH2 AND DVR3 WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE. ASSISTED BY SGT C M GACH /555/ AND BATES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Gilliland's injuries were fatal. Gilliland was taken by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Kimberly Clayton was moderate. It was removed by Doutys Tow. The damage to the 2007 Ford F 350 driven by Shelby Sloan was moderate. It was also removed by Doutys Tow. The damage to the 2000 GMC Sierra driven by Gerald Gilliland was total. It was also removed by Doutys Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T C Smith and Sergeant H A Sears of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180432273 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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