Saint Joseph, MO (July 23, 2022) – Authorities have confirmed that 34-year-old John Shea lost his life following a traffic-related incident in Buchanan County. Just after 6:30 p.m., on July 20, emergency personnel was notified that a crash took place on US Highway 36.
Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper SP Gomez responded to the scene of the accident and blocked off the westbound side of US Highway 36 in the area near Southeast 123rd Road.
Preliminary investigations found that a 2000 Yamaha V star and a 2021 Freightliner Cascadia 126 were both traveling westbound on US Highway 36 when they became involved in a collision just west of Southeast 123rd Road.
The motorcyclist, 34-year-old John Shea of Stewartsville, Missouri, was severely injured after being ejected from his vehicle. Shea was transported by Buchanan County EMS to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph, where he was pronounced deceased.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family of John Shea at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Suffering the loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, auto collisions in the state of Missouri take the lives of more than a thousand people every single year. The majority of fatal auto collisions in our state are caused by drivers who choose to engage in negligence while operating their vehicles.
We see many people suffer fatal injuries as a result of truck drivers who are drowsy, drivers who are speeding, and motorists who choose to engage in various forms of reckless acts while behind the wheel. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, a wrongful death lawyer in Saint Joseph will be able to help guide you through the legal process and help your family get justice.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. is committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones and truck accidents. Our team will fight to get your family justice and compensation to cover the losses resulting from your loss. Our team will remain by your side every step of the legal process. We will help you obtain the outcome you expect for your wrongful death claim and help your family gain some sense of justice after enduring the loss of your loved one.
Our truck accident lawyers in Saint Joseph will fight diligently to help your family hold the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one to account. We will guide you through the legal process in stand by your side every step of the way. You can count on Peterson & Associates, P.C. to help you obtain the verdict you expect for your lawsuit.
You can contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are available to help you get started on your case today.
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