Mid-October Traffic Crashes Result in Numerous Missouri Fatalities
Posted on October 23rd, 2017 by Zane Cagle
Friday, October 13th
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, two men were killed in Johnson County when the GMC truck in which they were traveling left the roadway and struck a culvert and overturned. The men, a 40 year-old man from Leeton, MO and a 41 year-old man from Warrensburg, MO were both pronounced dead at the scene. Neither were wearing seat belts according to the report.
The MSHP report said both men passed, however, other news reporting states the Warrensburg man was flown to Research in Kansas City with serious injuries.
Saturday, October 14th
St. Charles County- One Vehicle Crash
A one-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a 31 year-old St. Louis man when the Pontiac G6 he was driving traveled off the side of the roadway before overturning and ejecting the driver. The crash took place on Highway 370 Ext Ramp to New Town Boulevard at approximately 2 a.m.
Phelps County-Mutli-Vehicle Crash
At approximately 3 p.m. on Highway 63, 4 miles north of Edgar Spring, a 18 year-old driver of a Chevy Malibu failed to stop and crashed into a Ford F250 pickup that was stopped due to construction. The Ford pickup then struck a Toyota Rav 4 also stopped due to construction. Both the Malibu and the Ford pick up traveled off the left side of the roadway. The 18 year-old Chevy driver was killed. The driver of the Ford pickup was reported as having moderate injuries.
Boone County- ATV Incident
A 12 year-old Sedalia youth was killed when he lost control of an ATV on 150 E. Peabody Road, Fingerlakes State Park.
Butler County – Single Vehicle, Multiple Fatalities
Three teenagers were killed and one seriously injured when the Camaro driven by a 16 year-old Poplar Bluff youth crossed the center of the roadway, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree around 10 p.m. on Route W, 1 mile north of Poplar Bluff. Two occupants, a 16 year old female and a 14 year-old male were killed. A 14 year-old male, also from Poplar Bluff was taken to Memphis to the hospital with serious injuries. The crash occurred around 10 p.m.
Sunday, October 15th
Nodaway County- Motorcycle Crash
A 28 year-old Burlington Junction, MO man was killed when his Honda CVR 600 motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck and embankment, overturned and ejected the rider. The crash occurred on US 136, 2 miles west of Burlington Junction at approximately 2:30 a.m.
Washington County- Two-Vehicle Crash
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver of a Chevy Cruz traveled into the path of a Jeep Cherokee. The Chevy struck the left side of the Cherokee. The driver of the Chevy, a 54 year-old St. Louis woman was killed and her 54 year-old passenger was taken via air lift to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. The 32 year-old Bonne Terre female driver of the Cherokee was listed as having minor injuries while her 14 year old female passenger sustained moderate injuries. The crash occurred around Noon on Highway 47 at Route E.
Road fatalities are always traumatic, but this mid-October weekend saw the loss of several very young lives which is always horrific. The families and friends of those killed or injured in these crashes will probably need legal assistance. At The Cagle Law Firm, we see way too many traffic fatalities but we also understand that each individual is unique. The circumstances of the crash nor the way in which they were injured or killed gives us a glimpse of who these people are from the articles. The news articles simple state the facts of the crash as reported.
No two cases or people are the same. Whether it is a wrongful death case or a serious injury resulting from a motorcycle crash or a car crash, we represent the injured individuals. If you or a family member has been injured, you no doubt, have questions. Our attorneys can assist you in knowing what questions to ask and what steps to take.
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