Raytown, MO (June 25, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Jackson County claimed one woman’s life. At around 9:45 p.m., on June 23, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash on East 71st Terrace.
Reports from authorities show that a 2010 Honda Civic and a 2015 GMC Yukon collided on Raytown Road in the area of East 71st Terrace. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
EMS rendered aid to 22-year-old Marianne Fortney and 56-year-old Michael Smallwood at the scene. Smallwood was then transported to Truman Hospital on the Plaza for the treatment of injuries. Fortney was transported to Research Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Michael Smallwood at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Marianne Fortney. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can devastate your life. Not only will you have to deal with painful physical and emotional injuries, but you will also face towering financial burdens as well. In some cases, victims are able to pursue legal action against the person who caused the accident to recover financial compensation.
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If you were hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by a driver’s reckless, negligent, or malicious actions, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. It is crucial that you reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss your case in the legal options available to help you move forward. You must contact our team today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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