Carrollton, MO – Mildred Scott Loses Life in Three-Vehicle Truck Accident on Highway 65 near County Rd 350

Carrollton, MO – Mildred Scott Loses Life in Three-Vehicle Truck Accident on Highway 65 near County Rd 350

Carrollton, MO (August 12, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that 90-year-old Mildred Scott of Marshall, Missouri, has died as a result of injuries that she suffered in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Carroll County.

The accident was reported at around 11:44 a.m. on August 10.

According to reports, a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling north on Highway 65. The vehicle attempted to pass a 2017 Peterbilt 375 when it collided head-on with a 2007 Kenworth W900 just south of County Road 350.

Two people were injured in the accident. They were identified as Scott and her passenger, 83-year-old Willie Armstrong of Marshall, Missouri. Scott was airlifted and flown by Life Flight to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Armstrong was transported to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City by Life-Flight.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope Willie Armstrong recovers quickly following this accident.

Our condolences go out to the family of Mildred Scott at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Missouri

Fatal accidents in Missouri take the lives of hundreds of people every year. The chances of victims suffering fatal injuries and accidents involving semi-trucks are often significantly increased due to the size and weight of these vehicles.

There are uncountable instances where people lose their lives as a result of truck accidents caused by negligence. Leading factors in fatal truck accidents that we see here in Missouri include:

  • Mechanical failures
  • Brake problems
  • Load shifting or unsecured cargo
  • Running stop signs or passing red lights
  • Poor road conditions
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Inadequate training
  • Medical issues or health emergencies
  • Falling asleep at the wheel

Unfortunately, these and other acts of negligence tend to play a significant role in many of the fatal accidents that take place across our state. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision, a wrongful death lawyer in Carrollton can help your family protect your rights and get justice. Following a fatal truck accident, you have the ability to pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party. In truck accidents, the responsibility for damages can fall on the driver, the trucking company, a cargo company, the maintenance company, or another party involved. This makes it essential that you seek legal guidance to determine who is at fault for the accident that claimed your loved one’s life.

At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our team of passionate Missouri truck accident attorneys is dedicated to helping you get the justice that you deserve. We understand the hardship and stress that can be caused by fatal truck accidents and are here to provide guidance and representation throughout the legal process. Our knowledge of Missouri personal injury law allows us to protect your family's rights with experienced litigation whenever necessary. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation so we can start on your path to recovery as soon as possible.

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Disclaimer: We hope that by raising awareness about driving hazards, drivers will be more cautious when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in a collision. This accident news post is not a business solicitation. The content of this post is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice. This post's featured image was not captured at the accident scene depicted in the post.

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