man killed in accident
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
According to information from the Ripley County Sheriffs
Office, Travis W. Simers, 21, of Osgood, lost his life in a traffic
accident on Saturday night, Feb. 14.
Lt. Randy Holt responded to the accident just before 10 p.m. about
2 1/2 miles west of Napoleon on Brownstown Road. Officers found
a silver 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Simers, had been
traveling east on Brownstown Road, had apparently ran off the roadway
on the right, overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn, coming
to rest on its top.
Simers suffered massive head trauma and was pronounced dead at the
scene by Ripley County Coroner Ron Buchanan. A passenger, James
R. Gordon, 19, also of Osgood, was treated for minor injuries.
Simers is the son of Larry and Brenda Simers, of Osgood. He graduated
from Jac-Cen-Del High School, attended the Southeastern Career Center
and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Osgood.
Visitation will be today, February 17 from 4-8 p.m. at Neals
Funeral Home, Osgood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February
18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Osgood Baptist Church with burial in the
Greendale Cemetery, Osgood. Funeral arrangements are being handled
by Neals Funeral Home.