Franklin, MO (January 8, 2022) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Franklin County on Wednesday evening, January 5. At around 7 p.m., authorities were notified that a crash took place on Interstate 44.
Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2014 Volkswagen Passat was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 44 when it crashed into a 2019 Buick Enclave near mile marker 236.4.
The driver of both vehicles were injured. EMS transported 22-year-old Emily Hernandez to Mercy Hospital St Louis for care. A second ambulance transported 36-year-old Ryan Wilson to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.
A third victim, identified as 32-year-old Victoria Wilson, was pronounced deceased atr the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Emily Hernandez and Ryan Wilson at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Victoria Wilson. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Tens of thousands of people lose their lives each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States. In Missouri, we see countless parties lose their lives in these preventable accidents along our roads. In many cases, surviving relatives are forced to endure mental and emotional challenges due to the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Knowing your loved one lost their life, in itself, is difficult to deal with. Learning that they died as a result of another driver’s negligence just makes the loss even more tragic and difficult to accept.
Regrettably, fatal auto accidents can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives. 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 Franklin wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Franklin Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help the families of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents. We understand the mental and emotional challenges families face after losing loved ones in accidents.
Not only is it crucial that families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face. If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City 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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