Kennett, MO (June 10, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Pemiscot County claimed one man’s life. Just after 8:20 a.m., on June 7, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 412.
Reports provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol indicate that a 2013 Lincoln MKX was traveling the wrong way on US Highway 412. As a result, the vehicle collided head-on with a 1994 Oldsmobile Town Car. The Lincoln then collided with a 2002 Freightliner.
The Oldsmobile and the Lincoln both suffered totaling damages as a result of the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, 60-year-old Frank Morris, suffered significant injuries in the crash. Morris was transported to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the Lincoln, 74-year-old Roy Witfield, was transported to Piggott Community Hospital for emergency medical care.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Frank Morris. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Our thoughts are with Roy Witfield at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Missouri
Every year, tens of thousands of people are negatively affected by motor vehicle accidents in the state of Missouri. Unfortunately, more than 1000 people in our state end up passing away as a result of injuries suffered in crashes.
People are often killed in auto accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the most common causes of crashes that we see include:
- drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way
- drivers who run red lights and pass stop signs
- drivers who are distracted by cell phones and other objects
- drivers traveling on unfamiliar roadways
Unfortunately, when drivers enter highways and interstates while going the wrong direction, they are likely to cause severe accidents that can ultimately claim the lives of those involved. If your loved one has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Kennett as soon as possible. Our lawyers are deeply committed to helping our clients get justice for their loved ones.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our lawyers take an aggressive yet compassionate approach toward providing each client with representation they can trust. Our lawyers are committed to delivering favorable results for our clients. We have a proven track record of successfully litigating wrongful death claims on behalf of our clients. Our car accident lawyers in Kennett are deeply committed to helping each person we represent get justice for their loved one so they are better positioned to move forward after enduring the tragic and unexpected loss. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to get started. Our lawyers are available at 816-888-8888.
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