Head-On Collision Kills Rachel M. Bailey
On Sunday morning, Rachel M. Bailey, a 22-year-old woman from Richmond, Missouri was fatally injured in a head-on collision.
Bailey was a passenger in a 2005 Nissan Altima. The driver of the Nissan Altima, Crystal G. Streiler, a 27-year-old woman also from Richmond was seriously injured. Bailey and the driver were heading east on Missouri 210 when the accident occurred.
As Streiler was driving eastbound on Sunday morning, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix crossed the center line and struck the Altima head-on. There were four passengers in the Altima in addition to Bailey and Streiler, and rest sustained moderate injuries.
The driver of the Pontiac that crossed the center line was seriously injured but he was also arrested. The arrest reports produced by the Missouri Highway Patrol indicate that the driver was arrested on suspicion of felony manslaughter.
We send our deepest condolences to the Bailey family. This tragic accident could have been prevented, if the arrest report is any indication.
Felony manslaughter laws in Missouri are very serious cases that occur when an individual recklessly causes the death of someone else. Additionally, felony manslaughter is a serious crime that occurs when someone driving is drunk or high on drugs when they kill someone on the roads.
The fact that the driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix was arrested on suspicion of felony manslaughter, suggests that he may have been driving under the influence.
In addition to facing years in prison, the driver may also be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Bailey family who has lost a daughter.
Wrongful death lawsuits do not return our loved ones to us, but they do help families get the closure they need and deserve.
An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you and your family get justice.
If your family has a lost a loved one due to the negligent, reckless or criminal actions of another, contact us today for a free review today.