Funeral times have been officially set for Miller County Deputy Casey Shoemate, who was killed in a motor vehicle collision Friday night.

Funeral times have been officially set for Miller County Deputy Casey Shoemate, who was killed in a motor vehicle collision Friday night.

Visitation times will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at the Church of Osage Hills, 5237 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach.

According to a statement issued by Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire, Deputy Shoemate had been dispatched to the residential structure fire on Hittridge Road, and while driving to the scene with emergency lights and sirens activated, came upon a fire apparatus traveling in the same direction that was not sounding siren or displaying emergency lights. The driver of the other vehicle was Robert M. Levin, 65, of Florissant, Missouri.

Shoemate was pronounced dead at 5:53 p.m. at the scene on Route Y by Miller County Coroner Tim Bradley. Levin was flown by the Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia after suffering what the Missouri State Highway Patrol described as serious injuries.

The online crash report from the MSHP shows the accident occurred at 5:50 p.m. April 20, 2018 as the southbound 2014 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle driven by Shoemate attempted to pass another southbound vehicle. According to earlier information released by the Patrol, Shoemate was attempting to pass a fire truck out on an unrelated call. The patrol car struck an oncoming vehicle head on.

Levin was the driver of the northbound 2017 Toyota 4Runner struck by the patrol vehicle on Route Y about 800 feet north of Rabbit Hill Road southwest of Eldon.

The report states the deputy had emergency lights and sirens activated. The nature of the emergency call he was responding to is unclear at this time. Shoemate had been a deputy with the sheriff’s office for approximately one year.

The crash report indicated both men were wearing seatbelts. Both vehicles were described as totaled and were towed from the scene. A major crash investigation team with the MSHP investigated the incident. This was MSHP Troop F region’s sixth fatality in April and its 15th in 2018.

The sheriff expressed “great sadness” in reporting the line-of-duty death of Deputy Shoemate who had been employed with the sheriff’s office since October 3, 2017. Shoemate had previously been employed by the Eldon Police Department and the Versailles Police Department.

The Moreau Firefighters Association on Facebook posted, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Miller county sheriffs department as well as the family for the loss of their deputy. I myself (Capt. Sloan) would like you keep all personnel that assisted tonight in my thoughts and thank each and every one of them for a professional manner on scene of this accident.”