St. Joseph, MO (May 08, 2021) – A woman who was involved in a car accident in St. Joseph on Monday, May 3rd was left with serious burns and other injuries. She passed away from those injuries on Friday, May 7th.
St. Joseph police reported that Jessica Asher, 28, sustained those injuries during a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of 14th Street and Mason Road.
Asher was waiting to turn off of Mason Road and on to 14th Street when her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The force of the impact propelled her car into the intersection where it was hit almost head-on by a third vehicle.
During the collision, Asher’s vehicle went up in flames.
She was airlifted to KU Medical Center for immediate treatment but eventually died from her injuries.
St. Joseph Police says they are still investigating the accident and the Buchanan County Prosecutor’s Office says they will consider charges based on that investigation.
Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accidents in St. Joseph
Vehicle collision data that is tracked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in 2018, almost 5,000 people died during collisions with tractor-trailers. In other words, about 5,000 families suffered the loss of somebody they loved. Out of all tractor-trailer crash fatalities in 2018, just 18% of them were tractor-trailer occupants and 82% were from the other vehicle involved in the accident.
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