LAWRENCE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Richard Guthrie of Branson, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle crash in Lawrence County on Tuesday.

“Rich” Guthrie, 72, was killed Tuesday in a head-on two-vehicle crash in Lawrence County on Tuesday morning.


According to reports, Guthrie was operating a Toyota RAV4 on Highway 96 near Halltown, when his vehicle collided with a GMC pickup truck head-on around 9:30 a.m. It is unknown why the GMC crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes.

Guthrie was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma. His wife, Linda, who was traveling as a passenger was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The pickup truck driver suffered unknown injuries.

The report says all three individuals were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Lawrence County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri, in the area of the Ozarks. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,634. Its county seat is Mount Vernon – Wikipedia.