Richmond, MO (June 15, 2021) – Troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene at about 7:00 a.m. near the intersection of Missouri Highway 13 and 172nd Street, just outside of Richmond when a passenger car and a Case Patriot tractor collided head-on. Both vehicles overturned as a result of the crash.
The driver of the car was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. She has since been identified as 22-year-old Caitlin K. Lake, a resident of Cowgill.
The person operating the tractor reportedly sustained non-critical injuries.
This accident is under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Caitlin K. Lake, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Collisions in Richmond
Several million motor vehicle accident victims endure critical injuries each year throughout the United States while several thousand more will have their lives unexpectedly cut short. In 2008, the state of Missouri underwent 143,826 road accidents, ending with a total of 1,326 fatalities.
According to Missouri accident data, the rule of the road that is most often disregarded is the use of a cell phone or other electronic device by the driver, including those built into the vehicle for convenience. Just over 14% of all automobile accidents within the state are caused by a driver’s misplaced attention.
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