Cape Fair man dies in forest wreck

Monday, June 11, 2018

Motorcycle overturns into tree north of Eagle Rock

A Cape Fair man died Sunday in a wreck at 8 a.m. on Forest Road 1011, five miles north of Eagle Rock.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Eric Garner Rice, 29, of Cape Fair, was driving a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound over rough road terrain when his vehicle overturned into a tree.

Rice was pronounced dead by by Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn at 10:05 a.m. Rice was transported to White Funeral Home in Cassville.

He was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle was totaled. This is the 55th fatality for Troop D of the Patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry.

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