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Avilla, MO – Linda Getty Killed in Car Crash on Nutmeg Rd

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Avilla, MO (October 31, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in Jasper County that claimed one woman’s life on Saturday morning. On October 29, troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to a collision on Nutmeg Road.

According to reports, around 11:39 a.m., a crash involving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala in a 2018 Ford fusion occurred on Nutmeg Road is four miles northwest of Avilla, Missouri. The impact of the crash caused the Ford to go off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

The driver, 73-year-old Linda Getty of Avilla, Missouri, was fatally injured. She was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Jasper County Deputy coroner James Harrison. A second victim, 21-year-old Christian Blevins of Carthage, Missouri, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where he underwent treatment for injuries.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

We hope Christian Blevins recovers quickly following this accident.

Our condolences are with the family of Linda Getty at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Avilla, MO – Linda Getty Killed in Car Crash on Nutmeg RdCrashes in Missouri take the lives of hundreds of people each year. Regrettably, the majority of fatal accidents that we see in our state are a result of drivers who are negligent.

Speeding is one of the most common causes of fatal collisions in our state. Unfortunately, drivers who are traveling too fast for road conditions often have a difficult time controlling their vehicles in order to avoid a collision. Even speeding as much as 10 miles over the speed limit can make it more difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicles. This is particularly true in icy road conditions, inclement weather, and in construction zones.

Distractions are another common factor in fatal crashes that we see in our state. Distractions can cause motorists to lose control of their cars. These distractions can include talking on a cell phone, eating food, or drinking beverages.

Finally, drivers who are too tired to operate their vehicle are another contributing factor that we see far too often in fatal crashes across the state. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunken impaired driving. Being drowsy can make it difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicles. As a result, we see many vehicles drift into other lanes and strike other vehicles passing by.

No matter what the cause of your loved ones accident, if it was a result of negligence, you may be able to pursue legal action. A wrongful death lawyer in Avilla can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover the damages you face.

Our car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help your family secure the money that you need for funeral costs, burial expenses, and a variety of other damages you face. Our team understands how difficult it is for families to move forward and accept the loss of a loved one. We understand that the last thing families need to do is worry about protecting their legal rights. For this reason, we take the legal work off the shoulders of our clients so they can focus on moving forward. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today by calling 816-888-8888 to get started.

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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.