South Fork, Missouri (December 10, 2022) – A fatal crash took the life of 32-year-old Aaron Schlegel in Howell County on Friday night. On December 9 at approximately 9:20 p.m., the Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Route 160.
According to law enforcement, a 2020 Ford F150 pickup truck crossed the middle of the road and crashed head-on into a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Schlegel, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other people were injured in the accident. The victims were identified as Amanda Sanders, 30, Carolyn Robertson, 61, and Carol Gaddis, 64. All three victims were taken to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri, where they received emergency care.
Currently, the incident is still under investigation.
We wish Carolyn Robertson, Amanda Sanders and Caroll Gaddis a speedy recovery following this accident.
At this time, our condolences to the family of Aaron Schlegel.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
More than 1,100 people die each year in Missouri traffic accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by driver negligence. Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of fatal crashes is drivers crossing the center line. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including distracted driving, tired driving or simply not paying attention to the road.
When a driver crosses the center line, it puts oncoming traffic at risk of a frontal collision. These types of collisions are often very serious and can even be fatal. If you are in any doubt, always exercise caution and stay in your own lane.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal collision, South Fork wrongful death attorneys can help your family seek financial compensation for the damages you faced. After a fatal car accident, your family may be able to recover funeral expenses, funeral expenses, and more.
If you were injured in a car accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, PC can help. We offer free consultations so we can review your case and determine how we can best help you recover the compensation you deserve. With decades of experience, our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation.
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