West Aurora, MO (October 12, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident on Saturday evening, October 10. The victim has since been identified as 65-year-old Mario Ziogas of Billings, Missouri.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2004 Ford F-150, driven by Ziogas, was traveling in the area of US Highway 60 just two miles from West Aurora. For unknown reasons, a 1999 Freightliner tractor-trailer pulled in the pathway of the Ford. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
The impact of the crash left the Ford with severe damage. The victim was towed from the scene by Hillbilly Towing of Marionville.
Ziogas sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was flown to Cox South Hospital in Springfield where he succumbed to his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marios Ziogas. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in West Aurora, Missouri
Each year, thousands of victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents 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 many people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. Hundreds of these accidents take place right here in Missouri. Families of those who lose their lives in accidents are often left to deal with their sudden and unexpected loss.
In many instances, crashes take place as a result of drivers who are distracted, impaired, or engaging in reckless activities while operating their vehicles. The unfortunate truth is that tens of thousands of people across our state are negatively impacted by the negligent actions of others.
Not only are families overwhelmed by the emotional impacts of a loss, but they often face funeral expenses, stacking medical bills, and various other financial impacts. Many families have to cover the costs of funerals, endure lost earnings, and deal with the mental and emotional consequences. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the guidance of a skilled West Aurora wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
West Aurora Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our West Aurora truck accident attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. provide effective, trusted, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs.
We are dedicated to helping our clients gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the difficulties they face. We understand the mental and emotional challenges families face after losing loved ones in accidents. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult.
If you have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri 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.
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