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Exeter, MO – James Johnson Loses Life in Crash on Highway 76

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

Exeter, MO (May 5, 2022) – One man lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Exeter on Monday evening, May 2. At around 6:40 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Highway 76.

Reports from authorities show that a collision between a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2006 Mini Cooper occurred on Highway 76 just one mile west of Exeter. The incident left both vehicles totaled, requiring them to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the Mini Cooper, 37-year-old James Johnson, sustained fatal injuries in the wreck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep, 35-year-old Johnathan Lewis, sustained moderate injuries. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin for care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Johnathan Lewis at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of James Johnson. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Exeter, MO – James Johnson Loses Life in Crash on Highway 76Auto wrecks in the state of Missouri take the lives of more than 1000 people every year. In many instances, these crashes are caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. We see many people lose their lives as a result of drivers who are speeding, impaired while operating their vehicles, or engaging in other reckless actions that will make it difficult for them to maintain control over their vehicles.

When people lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind grieving families. In many instances, families have to cover funeral expenses, burial costs, or even medical bills. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of another person’s actions, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. By seeking the assistance of an Exeter wrongful death lawyer, you will be in the best position possible to recover.

A skilled and fearless law firm will be able to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. After enduring the loss of a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the aforementioned expenses as well as various other costs you face.

For more than five decades the Exeter car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have fought diligently to ensure each client we represent is able to get the maximum amount of compensation for their claim. Our lawyers will provide you with trusted and fearless representation to ensure your rights are protected. We will stand by your side every step of the way.

If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.