Lentner, Missouri (October 24, 2022) – One person was killed in a crash in Shelby County. On October 21, Missouri State Highway Patrol officers responded to an accident on US Highway 36.
A 2008 Buick Lacrosse struck the rear of a 2004 Ford Ranger on US Highway 36 just one mile east of Lentner, Missouri, around 6:50 p.m., according to local law enforcement. As a result of the accident, the Ford flew off the roadway, ran onto the embankment and ejected both passengers. The Buick then went off the north side of the roadway and came to rest in a field.
The driver of the Ford, 64-year-old Charles Craig of Clarence, Missouri, was fatally injured in the crash. County Deputy Shelby Brown pronounced Craig dead at the scene. His passenger, 50-year-old Constance Romanetto of Clarence, Missouri, was taken to the University of Missouri Hospital for serious injuries. The driver of the Buick, Jerry Phifer, 47, of Shellbine, Missouri, was taken by Monroe County EMS to Hannibal Regional Hospital for minor injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash.
We hope Jerry Phifer and Constance Romanetto recover quickly from this accident.
Our condolences are now extended to the family of Charles Craig.
Fatal car accidents in Missouri
Car accidents in Missouri claim more than 1,000 lives each year. In most cases, families break up and are left to solve huge psychological and financial problems. In many cases, these accidents are caused by driver negligence.
The leading factors in the fatal crashes we see here in Missouri are distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and speeding motorists.
In Missouri, survivors of a car accident can recover damages. These damages may include loss of communication with the deceased, loss of earning capacity, and loss of services.
Missouri law recognizes that the death of a family member can cause emotional distress and financial hardship. The law allows victims to receive compensation for these losses.
The amount of damages that can be compensated will depend on the specific circumstances of each case. The court will consider factors such as the relationship between the victim and the deceased, the age of the victim and the impact of the death on the victim’s life.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A Lentner wrongful death attorney can help you understand your rights and options under Missouri law.
Over the past 30 years, our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, PC have helped clients recover more than $500 million in their lawsuits. Our team can help your family get the maximum possible amount of compensation for your losses. Schedule a consultation by contacting our law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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