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Phelps Co, MO - Melissa Schmuelling Killed in Crash on US-63

Nov 2, 2020

Phelps Co, MO (November 01, 2020) - A woman from St. Louis died and four more people sustained injuries during a three-vehicle crash that took place a little south of Rolla on Saturday, October 31st.

The multi-vehicle accident occurred at about 4:00 p.m. along US Highway 63, three miles south of the city of Rolla.

Reports indicate that a 2016 Kia Sorrento being driven by a 40-year-old woman was heading southbound when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, it swerved across the centerline of the highway, T-boned a 2017 Ford Focus, and then collided head-first with an oncoming 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

54-year-old Melissa Schmuelling, a passenger in the Silverado, was killed during the accident.

All three drivers sustained critical injuries. The passenger of the Focus endured only minor injuries.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Melissa Schmuelling, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Crashes in Phelps County


In 2008, in the state of Missouri, close to 1,000 victims died during car crashes, which is 32 deaths less than the year before. In 2008, the overall rate of traffic accidents across the state decreased by slightly more than 6%. Speeding and driving under the influence were the most commonly occurring violations among all fatal car accidents.

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.

Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and efforts on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims.

We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident attorneys to see how our team can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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