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South Fork, MO – Aaron Schlegel Fatally Injured in Auto Accident on Highway 160

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

South Fork, MO (December 10, 2022) – A fatal accident took place in Howell County on Friday evening that claimed the life of 32-year-old Aaron Schlegel. At around 9:20 p.m., on December 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 160.

According to law enforcement, a 2020 Ford F150 pickup truck crossed over the center of the roadway and struck a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck head-on.

The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Schlegel, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other people suffered injuries in the accident. The victims were identified as 30-year-old Amanda Sanders, 61-year-old Carolyn Robertson, and 64-year-old Caroll Gaddis. All three victims were transported to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri, where they underwent emergency care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We hope Carolyn Robertson, Amanda Sanders, and Caroll Gaddis recover quickly following this accident.

Our condolences are with the family of Aaron Schlegel at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

South Fork, MO – Aaron Schlegel Fatally Injured in Auto Accident on Highway 160More than 1,100 people die each year in traffic accidents across the state of Missouri. Many of these accidents are a result of driver negligence. Regrettably, one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes is when drivers cross over the centerline. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including distracted driving, fatigued driving, or simply not paying attention to the road.

When a driver crosses over the centerline, it puts oncoming traffic at risk for a head-on collision. These types of collisions are often very serious and can even be fatal. If you’re ever in doubt, always err on the side of caution and stay in your own lane.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of the fatal collision, a South Fork wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek financial compensation for the damages that you face. After a fatal car crash, your family may be able to recover money for funeral expenses, burial costs, and more.

If you have been hurt as a result of a car crash, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help. We offer free consultations so that we can review your case and determine how we can best help you recover the compensation you deserve. With decades of experience, our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation.

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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.