Shell Knob man dies in wreck
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.