Lebanon, MO (May 30, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Laclede County claimed one woman’s life. At around 11 p.m., on May 28, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 32.
Reports provided by authorities indicate that a 2016 Ford Fiesta, a 2021 Ford F-350 pickup truck, and a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck collided on Highway 32 just 3 miles east of Lebanon. The incident caused moderate delays in traffic as authorities closed off the roadway to clear the scene.
A total of three people were injured as a result of the accident. 57-year-old Robert Kohler was transported by Mercy air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for emergency medical care. A second victim, 29-year-old Joseph Hamamy, was transported by Mercy air ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. The third victim, 28-year-old Mary Gladbach, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. She was declared deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Joseph Hamamy and Robert Kohler at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Mary Gladbach. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents take the lives of around 100 people every month in our state. Quite often, these crashes are caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions were operating their vehicles. We see many people killed in crashes due to drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs, distracted by cell phones or other objects, or speeding.
When innocent people lose their lives in accidents, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming financial consequences. Many families have to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral arrangement costs, medical expenses, and more. In some cases, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Lebanon can help to ensure you are able to secure the compensation you need to cover the costs your family faces moving forward.
The Lebanon car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to negligent drivers. Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your loved one’s accident to uncover critical details of what took place. We will build the strongest claim possible on your behalf and fight to ensure you are able to get the maximum amount of compensation available for your lawsuit.
Reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm today to get started on your case. Call our team at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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