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Bixby, MO – Keith Johns & Daniel Martin Killed in Auto Wreck on MO-32

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Bixby, MO (August 14, 2022) – A vehicle crash reported in Iron County claimed the lives of two men on Thursday evening. At around 7:50 p.m., on August 11, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to an auto wreck on Missouri State Route 32.

Reports from local authorities show that a crash between a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2006 Ford Escape occurred on Missouri State Route 32, just 7.5 miles east of Bixby, Missouri. The incident resulted in both vehicles being totaled and towed from the scene.

Four people involved in the crash were severely injured. EMS transported 21-year-old Devin Martin and 40-year-old Sharon Davis to Mercy Hospital in St Louis, Missouri, where they underwent treatment for serious injuries. 

Two other victims, 40-year-old Keith Johns and Daniel Martin, were both pronounced deceased at the scene due to their injuries.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

We offer our deepest sympathies to the families of Keith Johns and Daniel Martin at this time.

We Hope Devin Martin and Sharon Davis recover quickly and fully from their injuries.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Bixby, MO - Keith Johns & Daniel Martin Killed in Auto Wreck on MO-32Auto wrecks in Missouri leave tens of thousands of people hurt each year. Although most drivers are vigilant and careful while traveling along our roadways, we continue to see innocent people harmed as a result of negligence. In Missouri, there are three factors that are most commonly reported in auto accidents across our state. These include:

Speeding: Out of all fatal accidents reported in our state, nearly 1/3 of them involve speeding. Unfortunately, people who are speeding are likely to lose control of their vehicles. The severity of injuries from accidents involving speeding is dramatically increased. When people are speeding, they often need an increased distance to stop in order to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, crashes involving speeding can render aired bags and other protective equipment ineffective.

Distractions: The number of cell phone-related crashes increased by more than 30% between 2014 and 2018 in the state of Missouri. Unfortunately, drivers who are distracted continue to be one of the top causes of crashes in our state each year. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road ahead are likely to miss other vehicles and objects or even people on the road. As a result, they are likely to strike them and cause severe injuries

Impairment: Thousands of crashes in our state each year involve drug or alcohol use. Driving while under the influence is not only a criminal offense, but it is one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in our state. When people are impaired while behind the wheel, they are likely to lose control of their vehicle and crash into others.

Despite the fact that there are several measures in place to prevent these and other acts of negligence, we continue to see innocent people pay the price. If you’ve been hurt as a result of a negligent driver, a car accident lawyer in Bixby will be able to help you seek compensation from them.

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are deeply committed to helping victims get justice. Schedule a free consultation with our team today at 816-888-8888.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.