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St Louis, MO – Dion Martin, Aliyah Tatum, and Kenrick Smalling Lose Lives in Crash on I-270 near W Florissant Rd

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St Louis, MO (December 2, 2021) – An automobile accident reported in the St Louis area on Sunday evening claimed the lives of three people. At around 6:05 p.m., on November 28, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto accident on Interstate 270.

Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2013 Kia Sorento, a 2008 Lexus IS-250, and a 2017 GMC Acadia were all traveling east on Interstate 270. For unknown reasons, the Kia and the Lexus collided. The impact of the crash caused the Lexus to crash into the GMC.

The driver of the Lexus, 24-year-old Kenrick Smalling, was declared deceased at the scene due to his injuries.

Several victims involved in the crash were injured. A 4-year-old female, 7-year-old female, 13-year-old female, and 42-year-old Vivian Mansaray, who were all in the Kia, were all transported to SSMH Health Depaul Hospital for care.

A passenger in the Lexus, 21-year-old Aliyah Tatum, was transported to SSMH Health Depaul Hospital where she passed away from her injuries. A second passenger, 24-year-old Dion Martin, was transported to Christian Northeast Hospital where he passed away from his injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the three children injured in this accident and Vivian Mansaray at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Dion Martin, Aliyah Tatum, and Kenrick Smalling. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Each year, thousands of victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Although there are several things we can do to protect others sharing the roads with us, there is no guarantee that others are going to be mindful of us. As a result, we continue to see numerous people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others.

Not only are families impacted by the emotions following the loss, but they often face towering medical bills, funeral expenses, and a variety of other financial impacts. In some cases, surviving relatives can retain the guidance of a wrongful death attorney in St Louis to get justice for their loved one. Working with a trusted legal team can help to ensure your family collects the maximum amount of compensation available to you after the loss of a loved one.

St Louis Wrongful Death Lawyers

We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help our clients move forward after being impacted by another driver’s negligence. When families lose loved ones, we strive to help them collect full and fair compensation to help reduce some of the stress they face moving forward. Our St Louis car accident lawyers provide trusted, effective, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs.

If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.

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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.