Poplar Bluff, MO (November 28, 2021) – One woman has lost their life following an auto accident in the Poplar Bluff area on Friday afternoon, November 26. At around 2:10 p.m., authorities were called to the scene of a crash on US Highway 67.
Reports from authorities show that a 2013 Lincoln MKZ and a 2017 Toyota Rav4 collided on US Highway 67 in the area near County Road 323. The crash left both vehicles totaled. The two vehicles were towed from the scene.
The driver of the Toyota, 59-year-old Rita Overstreet, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and died at the scene. A passenger in her vehicle, 49-year-old Tammy Thomas, was transported via Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for care.
The driver of the Lincoln, 25-year-old Alexis Wooden, and her passenger, 23-year-old Danielly Izquierdo, were both transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Tammy Thomas, Alexis Wooden, and Danielly Izquierdo at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Rita Overstreet. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
No one is able to completely prepare for the aftermath of a traffic-related incident. You cannot predict the overall impact painful injuries, financial burdens, and other negative consequences are going to have on your life. Regrettably, most people involved in accidents will have their mental and physical health and wellbeing impacted. The financial consequences they face will only make the process of moving forward more challenging.
When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligence of other motorists, they often have legal options available to help them recover. A trusted Poplar Bluff car accident lawyer can help fight to ensure you are able to get justice after being harmed. A skilled legal team can review your accident, identify liable parties, and help you recover.
Poplar Bluff Personal Injury Lawyers
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you after you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident. We strive to help victims hold negligent parties accountable, and we fight tooth and nail to make sure our clients get justice. Our personal injury attorneys in Poplar Bluff strive to help injured parties maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry.
We understand the overwhelming mental and physical consequences that people are forced to endure after being harmed in accidents. We help our clients get the compensation they need to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward after being injured in a crash.
If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling 816-888-8888 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team to explore legal options available to help you recover.
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