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Matthew A Byrd of Independence, MO was killed on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 5:53AM in Clay County, Missouri. Byrd is a 44-year-old man.
The crash happened here: ramp from Interstate 35 southbound to Interstate 435 southbound.
In the crash, Byrd was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH TROOP A FATAL CRASH #12 FATALITY #13 NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD AND STRUCK A DRAINAGE CULVERT. DRIVER 1 WAS EJECTED FROM MOTORCYCLE. SUBJECT PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY CARL HESSE WITH PLEASANT VALLEY FIRE AT 0552. ASSISTED BY PLEASANT VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT, CLAYCOMO POLICE DEPARTMENT, CPL D R BECKER /219/, MSGT C O TUBBS /1122/, AND TPR Z D THOMAS /391/.
Byrd's injuries were fatal. Byrd was taken to Transported To Medical Examiner’S Office.
The police said the damage to the 2014 Harley Davidson driven by Byrd was total. It was removed by Towed By Platinum Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl J D Hall of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220178179 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $6.90 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 (blacked out).
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Byrd'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 Byrd'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?.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol