Stockton, MO (August 7, 2022) – Three men suffered fatal injuries following a motor vehicle accident just outside of Jerico Springs. At around 430 p.m., on August 4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a vehicle collision that occurred on Highway B.
Preliminary investigations show that a 2006 Toyota Psion was traveling on Highway B when it became involved in a crash. The vehicle went airborne, traveled off the right side of the roadway, and overturned.
Three people who were inside the vehicle were ejected. The victims were identified as 18-year-old Ryan Chick, 18-year-old Logan Meerkatz, and 19-year-old Clay Palmer. All three victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Two other people inside the vehicle were injured. 18-year-old Taylor Ranney and 18-year-old Bradley Kidwell were both rendered aid at the scene. The two victims were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Kidwell was flown to the hospital due to the extent of his injuries.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Bradley Kidwell and Taylor Ranney at this time.
We offer our condolences to the family of Logan Meerkatz, Clay Palmer, and Ryan Chick at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Auto accidents in the state of Missouri claim the lives of hundreds of people annually. There are many cases where people are involved in fatal accidents due to negligence. When innocent people die as a result of negligent and reckless drivers, families are often able to pursue legal action against those at fault.
One of the most commonly exercised legal actions following fatal accidents is the wrongful death claim. This type of lawsuit is filed against a negligent party in order to secure compensation for funeral arrangements, burial fees, and various other damages that families face after losing loved ones.
When it comes to filing a wrongful death claim, a claimant must be able to demonstrate the elements of negligence existed at the time of the crash. A wrongful death lawyer in Stockton will be able to provide you with the best chances of getting justice after losing your loved one
Our Stockton car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help your family pursue a wrongful death claim following the loss of a loved one our team will help your family get the money you need for funeral arrangements and a variety of other costs and losses that you face as a result of the accident.
Our team will fight to ensure you are able to get justice. You can schedule a free consultation at our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our team is available to meet with you to get started at your earliest convenience.
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