Franklin, MO (June 11, 2022) – A crash reported in Franklin has claimed one man’s life. Just after 440 p.m., on June 6, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 44.
Reports provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a collision between a 2015 Chrysler Town and Country and a 2018 International Harvester occurred on the eastbound side of Interstate 44 near mile marker 243. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage is a result of the incident and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Chrysler, 62-year-old Belayneh Lakew, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Belayneh Lakew. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Missouri
People lose their lives as a result of auto accidents in the state of Missouri every year. These crashes are often preventable. However, we continue to see many people end up suffering fatal injuries due to the actions of others. In fact, driver errors account for more than 80% of accidents that occur in our state every year. Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted by their cell phones, or engaging in other reckless and negligent actions continue to place the lives of people sharing the road at risk.
When families lose loved ones in accidents, they are often forced to deal with significant financial consequences. Families often had to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, funeral arrangements, and other costs. When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, their families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Reaching out to a Franklin wrongful death lawyer can make a big difference when it comes to your chances of getting justice.
Our Franklin car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience helping families collect the compensation they need and deserve. Our team can help you secure the compensation you need to cover the cost you face moving forward. Although no amount of compensation can ever take away the pain and suffering we are forced to endure after a fatal loss, and can help to alleviate some of the stress we face as we move forward. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you are able to get justice for your loved one and hold the person responsible for their death to account.
Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available for you. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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