Newtonia, MO (July 22, 2022) – A fatal accident reported in Newton County has claimed the lives of two women. Just after seven a.m., on July 21, emergency crews were notified that a major collision had occurred on Missouri State Route 86.
Preliminary reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol so that a 2020 Kia Sorrento crossed over the center lines of Missouri State Route 86 just 1 mile west of Newtonia, Missouri. As a result, the vehicle collided with a 2015 GMC Sierra. Both vehicles suffered totaling damages and were towed from the scene following the accident.
Two people involved in the accident suffered severe injuries. Emergency crews pronounced 36-year-old Diania Bittner deceased at the scene. The second victim, 66-year-old Jane Taylor, was transported to Freeman West by med flight for emergency treatment. Authorities with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that Taylor passed away after arriving.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Diania Bittner and Jane Taylor at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Not a day goes by when someone does not lose their life in a motor vehicle accident. Here in Missouri, more than 1000 people are killed every single year as a result of auto accidents. Fatal accidents often have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives. It can be incredibly challenging to deal with the mental and emotional effects of a fatal crash.
Many families struggle to move forward. A lot of families feel lost and unsure of what to do. Most families are unaware of the legal options that may be afforded to them in order to help their family get justice.
The last thing on your mind after losing a loved one is filing a wrongful death claim against the person at fault. However, it is important that you do so quickly in order to ensure you are able to get justice. We can reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Newtonia, who can take all of the legal work off your shoulders and fight to get you justice as you move forward through the grieving process.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will help your family determine if there are grounds to file a wrongful death claim. We will renew the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will identify who is at fault, and we will take the appropriate legal action against them.
Our lawyers will remain by your side throughout the wrongful death claim process and help you get justice. We will advocate on your behalf to ensure your best interests are truly reflected in your case. Our lawyers are committed to providing each client with individualized representation. You can rest assured knowing that we will do anything possible to get you justice.
Feel free to contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today by calling 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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