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John P Daugherty of Ozark, MO was killed on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:30PM in Barry County, Missouri. Daugherty is a 48-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Highway 76 2 miles north of Shell Knob, Mo.
In the crash, Daugherty was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. THIS IS TROOP D’S 30TH CRASH FOR 2022. CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 TRAVELLED OFF OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY STRIKING A SIGN. DRIVER #1 WAS PRONOUNCED AT 16:04 HOURS, BY DR. SCHUESLER AT MERCY HOSPITAL, SPRINGFIELD.
Daugherty's injuries were fatal. Daugherty was taken by Mercy Helicopter to Mercy Hospital In Springfeld, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2010 Harley-Davidson driven by Daugherty was extensive. It was removed by Towed By Table Auto Clinic Of Shell Knob, Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr J O Prater of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220204294 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.
Daugherty'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 Daugherty'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?.
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