Purdy man dies in ATV wreck
Vehicle overturns after hitting embankment
A Purdy man died Wednesday morning in a wreck at 2:05 a.m. on Farm Road 1035, three miles northeast of Wheaton.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Donald Gunter, 49, of Purdy, was driving a Polaris ATV, unknown year, southbound when his vehicle ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, ejecting the driver.
Gunter was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:34 a.m. by Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn. He was not wearing a safety device, and the ATV sustained moderate damage.
This is the 32nd fatality of the year for Troop D of the patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry and Lawrence.