A Salem man lost his life Sunday as a result of a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 19 in Shannon County 20 miles north of Eminence, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Billy R. Bland, 76, was declared deceased on scene at 11:36 a.m. Sunday by Shannon County Sheriff Darrin Brawley. His remains were taken to Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
The report states Bland was northbound at 11:30 a.m. Sunday operating a 2002 Sportsman 500 ATV when control of the vehicle was lost, it overturned and ejected Bland.
The ATV sustained moderate damage and was removed from the scene by a family member.
The incident was Troop G’s 34th fatality for 2019.