Amity, MO (November 19, 2022) – A 46-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman have died as a result of a truck accident that took place in DeKalb County on Friday evening. On November 18, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of a traffic accident that took place in Amity.
At around 5:35 p.m., a 2019 Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on Route J. At the same time, a 2014 Freightliner was traveling eastbound on Missouri State Route 6. As the two vehicles passed through the intersection, they collided. Both vehicles traveled off the north side of the roadway and down an embankment. The Freightliner overturned and struck a utility pole.
A 10-year-old male was severely injured as a result of the crash. He was transported by DeKalb County EMS to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph for emergency care.
Two other victims, 46-year-old Michael Burnett of Maysville, Missouri, and 52-year-old Tonya Maize of Union Star, Missouri, were both fatally injured. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The fatal accident remains under investigation at this time.
We hope the child hurt in this crash recovers quickly.
Our condolences are with the families of Tonya Maize and Michael Burnett at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck crashes take the lives of thousands of people in the United States each year. Unfortunately, receipt many accidents take place in Missouri that have fatal consequences for those involved. Quite often, these fatal accidents take place at busy intersections throughout the state. There are many factors that can contribute to a fatal truck accident at an intersection. Some of the most common include:
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents, regardless of vehicle type. When a driver is not paying attention to the road, they are more likely to miss a stop sign or red light, leading to a potentially fatal accident.
- Speeding: Speed is another major factor in fatal accidents in Missouri, particularly those involving trucks. A speeding truck takes longer to stop, meaning it is more likely to rear-end another vehicle or plow through an intersection if it doesn’t have time to stop before entering.
- Impaired driving: Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and can easily lead to a fatal accident. This is especially true for accidents involving trucks, which are much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal collision, an Amity wrongful death lawyer can help you secure compensation to cover the costs and damages that you face.
Our lawyers that Peterson & Associates, P.C. can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Our truck accident lawyers will take an aggressive approach toward helping you get justice. Schedule a free consultation with our team today by calling 816-888-8888.
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