Mercer, MO (November 16, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Mercer County claimed one man’s life on Monday evening, November 15. Authorities have identified the victim as 64-year-old Gary Sexton of Liberty, Missouri.
Investigative reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2013 Ford F-250 was traveling northbound on US Highway 65. For unknown reasons, the Ford became involved in a collision with a 2005 Born Free just one mile north of Mercer. The vehicle then collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Sexton, who was the driver of the Ford, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Born Free, 71-year-old Merlin Hall, was transported to Wayne County, Iowa Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Merlin Hall at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Gary Sexton. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, thousands of people lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions across the United States. 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. As a result, we continue to see numerous people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. In Missouri, more than 1,000 people end up losing their lives in auto accidents. In many instances, crashes can be contributed to driver negligence.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents include:
- Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are speeding
- Not seeing motorcyclists in blind spots
Regrettably, fatal auto accidents can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives. When victims are killed in collisions, they often leave behind friends and family that are devastated. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Mercer to get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Working with a knowledgeable and fearless legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Mercer Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Mercer car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. provide trusted, effective, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs. When families lose loved ones, we fight to help them collect full and fair compensation to help reduce some of the stress they face moving forward.
We are committed to helping each person we work with get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident lawyers at 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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