Matthews, MO (December 11, 2022) – A traffic wreck took place in the new Madrid County that claimed the life of 91-year-old Wayne Prince of Marston, Missouri. The crash was reported at around 12:30 p.m. on December 10.
According to law enforcement, a 2017 Jeep liberty pulled into the path of a 1997 Lincoln Town Car on US Highway 61 at Route H. As a result, the vehicles collided. Both vehicles were significantly damaged in the accident.
The driver of the Lincoln, identified as Prince, was severely harmed in the accident. Prince was provided transportation by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri, where he died from his injuries.
The driver of the Jeep, 32-year-old Benjamin Shaw of Matthews, Missouri, was treated for minor injuries at the same hospital.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope Benjamin Shaw recovers quickly following this accident.
Our condolences are with the family of Wayne Prince at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Each month, around 100 people die as a result of fatal car crashes that occur in the state of Missouri. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal crash, and negligence played a role, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the person who is responsible for the crash.
The first step is to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. Your attorney will also be able to help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.
To prove that someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death, you will need to show that they acted negligently or recklessly. This can be done by showing that they were speeding, driving under the influence, or engaging in any other dangerous behavior.
Once you have gathered strong evidence for your case, your attorney will file the necessary paperwork with the court and begin the process of seeking compensation for your losses. If successful, you may be awarded financial compensation for damages like funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Matthews wrongful death attorney who can help you seek justice.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we have more than three decades of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims in Missouri. We offer a free consultation to anyone who has been injured in an accident, and our experienced team of lawyers will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation.
Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.
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.