Troop I Reports First Traffic Fatality Of New Year

A 33-year-old Saint James man is dead following a single-vehicle accident at 7:25 Thursday morning on Phelps County Road 1160, six miles northeast of Saint James. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Ryan M. Curtis died after his S.U.V. ran off the right side of the road, crossing over County Road 120 and overturning into a waterway. Curtis was pronounced deceased at the scene. This is Troop I’s first fatal accident of the new year.