Macon, MO (September 24, 2022) – A 71-year-old woman from Independence, Missouri, has died as a result of the truck accident that took place on Thursday afternoon. Just before 12:15 p.m., on September 22, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a crash on US Highway 36.
Preliminary reports show that a 2015 Toyota Highlander was driving on US Highway 36 when the vehicle became disabled just three miles east of Macon, Missouri. As a result, the vehicle was struck by a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck tractor-trailer in the rear.
The Toyota was totaled as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Toyota, 71-year-old Mary Kliethermes, was fatally injured in the truck wreck. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by Macon County coroner Brian Hayes.
Missouri State Highway Patrol has initiated a crash investigation.
We offer our condolences to the family of Mary Kliethermes at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every month, more than 5000 people are injured as a result of crashes in the state of Missouri. People who are involved in accidents are often left with injuries. Some common injuries that are reported in car accidents across our state every day include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
- Leg injuries
If you have been injured in a car accident in Missouri, it is crucial that you reach out to a Macon car accident lawyer. You may be able to pursue legal action against the person responsible for your crash.
In order to prevail, you must be able to demonstrate that some act of negligence caused the accident to occur. This involves demonstrating that the driver engaged in some reckless action that caused you harm. This includes:
- Speeding: Speeding can cause serious injuries or even death if you are not careful.
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving includes using electronic devices while driving, even if they are not operated by drivers themselves. This can be dangerous because it can prevent drivers from paying attention to their surroundings and driving without caution.
- Failing to Yield: Failing to yield to other drivers while turning, switching lanes, or engaging in other maneuvers can have devastating consequences.
- Improper Turns: Drivers who turn too quickly or without looking can cause accidents.
- Driving While Impaired: Alcohol-related crashes happen when someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. It is illegal to drive with an alcohol concentration above .08% in Missouri.
Our legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you identify the cause of your crash. We will pursue legal action against the person who is responsible and help you get the money you need. Schedule a consultation with our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888 to get started.
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