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St Louis, MO – Michael Branlett Loses Life in Truck Crash on I-44 near MO-141

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St Louis, MO (December 1, 2021) – A multi-vehicle truck accident reported on Interstate 44 claimed one man’s life and left two others injured on Monday evening, November 29.

At around 9:55 p.m., a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling on Interstate 44 when it became involved in a collision with a 2013 Peterbilt 389 just east of Missouri State Highway 141. The Jeep then continued forward and collided with a 2021 Freightliner Cascadia before striking a 2014 Lexus RX350.

The driver of the Jeep, 75-year-old Michael Branlett, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and died at the scene.

Two people in the Lexus, identified as 73-year-old Peggy Cantrell and 74-year-old Steven Cantrell, were both injured. The two victims were transported to Mercy Hospital in St Louis for care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Peggy Cantrell and Steven Cantrell at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Branlett. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Missouri

Thousands of people lose their lives each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States. In Missouri, we see countless parties lose their lives in these preventable accidents along our roads. Accidents involving semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are more likely to end in severe injuries due to their size and weight. In many cases, surviving relatives are forced to endure mental and emotional challenges due to the unexpected loss of a loved one.

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 truck accident lawyers provide trusted, effective, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs.

Not only is it essential that families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in crashes caused by negligent drivers, but we are dedicated to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the difficulties they face.

Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 to see how we can help you. Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience and discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and the legal options available for you. Do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our law firm today to get started.

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.