Nevada, MO (September 13, 2022) – Authorities in Vernon County confirmed that a total of three people died following a major truck accident that occurred on Monday morning in Nevada, Missouri.
At around 12:12 a.m., on September 12, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US Highway 54. Preliminary reports show that a collision between a 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck and a 2014 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer occurred on US Highway 54 at the intersection of Missouri State Route 43. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to go off the north side of the roadway.
The driver of the Ford, 19-year-old Tylar Green, into passengers, 24-year-old Allison Bittiker and a 17-year-old female, were all fatally injured in the crash. The teen and Bittiker were pronounced deceased at the scene. Green was transported to Cox South, where he passed away from his injuries.
EMS transported 19-year-old Derek Mahurin to Freeman West Hospital, for the treatment of serious injuries. The fifth victim, 48-year-old Robert King, was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for care.
Investigations into the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with Derek Mahurin and Robert King at this time.
We offer our condolences to the families of Tylar Green, Allison Bittiker, and the teen killed in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Missouri
After losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, most families struggle to move forward. There are many cases where families are forced to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional impacts. Some families lose a source of income that they depend on. Many people have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to cover medical costs, funeral arrangements, and other expenses that they face after the death of a loved one.
After losing your loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a wrongful death claim can help you seek financial compensation from the responsible party. This type of legal claim can help you get money to cover the losses and damages you face. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Nevada can provide you with the best chances of getting justice after your sudden and unexpected loss.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. is well-versed in handling truck accident claims for our clients. We understand these stringent regulations and rules surrounding these accidents. This enables our team to create the strongest claim possible for each client we represent. Our lawyers will investigate the accident to determine who is at fault. If you are able to take legal action against the driver of the truck, the owner of the truck, the cargo company, or even the trucking company, our legal team will pursue action against them immediately.
We are committed to helping our clients get the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover the damages they face. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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