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West Plains, MO – Bailey Pine Loses Life in Crash on Highway 63

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West Plains, MO (December 29, 2021) – An auto accident reported in Howell County claimed one man’s life. At around 5 p.m., on December 27, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 63.

Reports from MSHP Trooper C A Kimes show that a rear-end collision between a 2002 Ford Expedition and a 2013 Kia Optima occurred on Highway 63 just one mile south of West Plains. The impact of the crash caused the Ford to travel across the center of the roadway and crash into a 2001 Nissan Frontier. The Expedition then traveled off the roadway and overturned.

The driver of the Ford, 26-year-old Bailey Pine, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dr. Chris Cochran. The driver of the Nissan, 77-year-old Michael Wall, sustained serious injuries in the crash. He was transported by Air Evac to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Michael Wall at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

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

Car Accidents in Missouri

Statistics show that between 2012 and 2014 more than 2,300 people lost their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Missouri. 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. Instead, they end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in auto collisions caused by reckless drivers.

In Missouri, some of the leading causes of crashes include:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
  • Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles

Not only are families overwhelmed by the emotional impacts of a loss, but they often face funeral expenses, stacking medical bills, and various other financial impacts. In some cases, surviving relatives can work with a wrongful death attorney in West Plains to get justice for their loved ones. Working with a responsive legal team can help to ensure your family collects the maximum amount of compensation available to you after the loss of a loved one.

West Plains Personal Injury Lawyers

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take a skilled approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our West Plains personal injury attorneys strive to help the families of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.

We will ensure that your legal rights are protected after losing a loved one in a motor vehicle crash. Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 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.