Texas man dies in Hwy. 76 wreck
Motorcycle goes off roadway overtaking vehicle
A Texas man died on Thursday in a wreck at 10:10 a.m. on Highway 76, five miles east of Cassville.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Russell Janecka, 61, of Victoria, Texas, was driving a 2019 Yamaha FJR motorcycle eastbound and attempted to overtake another vehicle but went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Janecka was pronounced dead by Dr. Strangler at 10:55 a.m. at Mercy Hospital. He was transported to Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Janecka was wearing a safety device, and the motorcycle was totaled.
This is the 101st fatality of 2021 for Troop D of the Patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry.