Peterson & Associates, P.C.

Our Blog

Blackwater Township, MO – Samantha Schell and Sean Standeford Killed on Hwy D

Categorized as Auto Accidents

Blackwater Township, MO (January 10, 2021) – An accident responsible for the deaths of two people took place on Saturday, January 9th in Lafayette County.

Police reports show that the crash occurred at about 10:40 p.m. on Highway D, just south of Northeast State Highway FF when a 2014 Ford F150 pick-up truck failed to successfully negotiate a turn, causing it to veer off the roadway and crash into a Chevron sign. The pick-up then went airborne and smashed into a tree before finally flipping over and coming to rest on its roof.

The driver of the truck, 39-year-old Sean Standeford, a resident of Oak Grove, and his passenger, 28-year-old Samantha Schell, a resident of Holden, were pronounced dead at the scene at 11:10 p.m. by the deputy coroner.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Fatal Car Crashes in Blackwater Township

Out of all crash victims that were either seriously injured or killed in Missouri between 2009 and 2011, an overwhelming majority were either drivers or front-seat passengers. When looking at all vehicular deaths within that time period, roughly 68% of the victims were drivers and more than 21% were front-seat passengers, and out of all injury-causing collisions, 65% were drivers, and 27% were front-seat passengers.

When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.

Our team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without the worry.

Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face.

If you have been injured in a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we 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 delete it.

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.