Shell Knob man dies in wreck

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Vehicle hits several trees on Route YY

A Shell Knob man died Wednesday in a wreck at 2 p.m. on Route YY, one mile southeast of Shell Knob.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Roger Patterson, 68 of Shell Knob, was driving a 2012 Ford F150 eastbound when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck several trees.

Charles McManus, Barry County deputy coroner, pronounced Patterson dead at 2:30 p.m. It is unknown if Patterson was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle suffered moderate damage.

This is the 26th fatal wreck for Troop D of the Missouri Highway Patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry.

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