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Missouri Deputy Dies After Striking School Bus

Missouri Deputy Dies After Striking School Bus

A Barry County (MO) sheriff’s deputy died after his patrol car crashed into a school bus on Missouri 37, a half-mile south of Washburn at County Road 1060.

The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the deputy as Carl Cosper, 56, of Pineville. He died at the hospital in Cassville. The sheriff said the officer was heading to a domestic call near Seligman.

The school bus failed to yield making a left turn.

The school bus failed to yield making a left turn.

KY3 reported that a witness said the southbound deputy passed him on the highway before the crash, in which the patrol car ran into the passenger side of the bus. He said the driver was the only person on the Washburn School bus, and the driver was not hurt.

The Highway Patrol’s online report says the eastbound bus, driven by William Reeves, 60, of Seligman, was trying to make a left turn and “failed to yield.”

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