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Incident Information
Investigated By Incident# Date Time County Incident Type Location Lake/River Troop
TPR. K. W. KAISER (298) 220392217 07/23/2022 7:08PM OSAGE COLLISION WITH FIXED OBJECT GASCONADE RIVER -- 5.2 MILES DOWN RIVER FROM THE US 50 BRIDGE GASCONADE RIVER F
Boat Information
Boat. # Boat Description Damage Disposition Driver Name Driver Gender Driver Age Safety Device Driver City/State Driver Insurance Boat Direction
1 1988 SHOAL RUNNER MINOR LEFT ON A SAND BAR GIBSON, MELVIN MALE 46 NO OWENSVILLE, MO UNKNOWN UPSTREAM
Injury Information
Boat. # Name Gender Age Injury Type Safety Device City/State Involvement Disposition
1 GIBSON, MELVIN MALE 46 FATAL NO OWENSVILLE, MO DRIVER TRANSPORTED TO GOTTENSTROETER FUNERAL HOME IN OWENSVILLE
Misc. Information
***FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT***NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED*** CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 WAS BLINDED BY THE SETTING SUN AND FAILED TO OBSERVE A TREE IN THE WATER. DRIVER 1 WAS STRUCK BY THE TREE. DRIVER 1 WAS PRONOUNCED ON SCENE AT 8:00 PM BY OSAGE COUNTY CORONER A. J. PROBST. THIS IS TROOP F'S 1ST BOATING FATALITY FOR JULY AND 1ST BOATING FATALITY FOR 2022. ASSISTED BY SGT. N. J. BORGMEYER (159), SGT. K. M. KREFTMEYER (934), AND TPR. D. H. CRAFTON (1245)

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