Mo. deputy killed in crash with school bus

Police said the driver of the bus attempted to make a left turn and failed to yield to Deputy Carl Cosper’s vehicle

Duty Death: Carl Cosper – [Barry County, Missouri]

End of Service: 04/07/2017


By Jeff Lehr
The Joplin Globe

CASSVILLE, Mo. — A Barry County deputy has died from injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a school bus at 10:49 a.m. today on Missouri Highway 37, a half-mile south of Washburn, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Deputy Carl T. Cosper, 56, of Pineville, was taken to Mercy Hospital Cassville following the accident, the state patrol said. He was pronounced dead there at 12:09 p.m.

Cosper was southbound on the highway when the driver of a Washburn School District bus, which had no children on board, attempted to make a left turn on to the highway and failed to yield the right of way to the deputy’s vehicle, the patrol said. The bus driver, William D. Reeves, 60, of Seligman, escaped injury.

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©2017 The Joplin Globe (Joplin, Mo.)

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