HOWELL COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Richard Wors, of Festus, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday UTV crash in Howell County.

Wors, 42, was killed in a UTV crash near Willow Springs Wednesday evening.


According to reports, Wors was traveling as a passenger on the UTV , when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway and rolled over.

Wors, who was ejected from the UTV, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The operator of the UTV was treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Howell County is a county located in the southern portion of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,400. The largest city and county seat is West Plains. The county was officially organized on March 2, 1851, and is named after Josiah Howell, a pioneer settler in the Howell Valley – Wikipedia.