Missouri State Highway Patrol reports death of 1 Springfield man over holiday weekend


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 10 traffic fatalities over Memorial Day weekend, including the death of one Springfield man on Sunday.

Bobbie Sullivan, 66, of Springfield died on Sunday when the vehicle he was driving traveled off the right side of the road on U.S. Highway 65 north of Branson. According to a news release, Sullivan overcorrected and the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, struck a beam and overturned. Sullivan was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Sullivan was pronounced dead on the scene by Taney County Ambulance Paramedic Bobby Berschied.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported two traffic fatalities on Friday, four on Saturday, three on Sunday and one on Monday, according to a news release.

In total, 314 traffic crashes, 102 traffic injuries, 130 individuals driving while intoxicated and 14 drug arrests were reported throughout the state from Friday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 11:59 p.m., according to a news release. On water, six boating crashes, three boating injuries and seven individuals boating while intoxicated were reported over the weekend. No boating fatalities or drownings were reported.

In comparison to last year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 13 traffic fatalities, one boat fatality and zero drownings over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend.



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