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Michael L Beckham of Winchester, KS was killed on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:02PM in Carter County, Missouri. Beckham is a 71-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 60 1.5 miles east of Fremont.
In the crash, Beckham was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATILITY CRASH – VEHICLE 1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE CURVE IN ROADWAY, RAN OFF LEFT SIDE AND OVERTURNED. SUBJECT WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE BY CARTER COUNTY CORONER JOE BEN CHAPMEN AT 1402 HOURS. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. TROOP G FATALITY NUMBER 14 FOR 2022 COMPARED TO 15 AT THIS TIME IN 2021. ASSISTED BY CPL M J CHASTAIN #512 AND TPR K H HALL #378.
Beckham's injuries were fatal. Beckham was taken to Transported To Mcspadden Funeral Home, Van Buren.
The police said the damage to the 2016 Harley Davidson Road King driven by Beckham was total. It was removed by Towed By Mike And Ikes Towing, Van Buren.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl T W Meyer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220314820 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.
Beckham'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 Beckham'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