Man dead, four children hurt after Barton County, Mo. crash involving bull
BARTON COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A man has died and four children suffered injuries after a crash Saturday night in Barton County involving a bull, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
MSHP says Jason Hawkins, 44, of Lamar, Missouri, died in the crash. The next of kin has been notified.
The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 160, a few miles north of Golden City.
Investigators say the car struck a bull wandering in the roadway. Upon impact, the car then went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Hawkins was sent to a hospital for treatment but died from his injuries Sunday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, four children involved in the crash are being treated for minor injuries.
MSHP Troop D, which covers most of southwest Missouri, has investigated 96 traffic-related fatalities in 2021.
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