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Raytown, MO – Crystle Brown & Zeraieh Bland Lose Lives in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Blue Ridge Blvd near 72nd St

Raytown, MO – Crystle Brown & Zeraieh Bland Lose Lives in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Blue Ridge Blvd near 72nd St

Raytown, MO (May 12, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that 18-year-old Zeraieh Bland and 35-year-old Crystle Brown died as a result of a car crash that took place in Jackson County.

Reports provided by MSHP show that at approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 11, a crash took place on Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Further investigations determined that a 2004 Honda Accord crossed over the centerline of the road and was struck by a 2010 Dodge Charger near 72nd Street. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

Two victims involved in the accident, identified as Brown and Bland, were both fatally injured. The two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our condolences to the families of Crystle Brown and Zeraieh Bland at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Every year, hundreds of people in Missouri lose their lives in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided. Some of the most common factors include:

  • Distracted driving: The use of cell phones, texting, eating, or engaging in any activity that takes the driver's attention from the road can lead to fatal accidents. Unfortunately, distracted driving is one of the leading factors in fatal accidents across our state and nation.
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can significantly increase the chances of a fatal accident taking place. Intoxicated motorists often have impaired judgment, reduced reaction time, and decreased coordination. All of these negative factors increase the likelihood of being involved in a severe accident.
  • Fatigue: Driving while fatigued or drowsy impairs a driver's ability to stay focused and react in time to potential dangers. Falling asleep at the wheel is an extreme consequence of driver fatigue and can result in fatal accidents.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision, your family may be able to take legal action. Reaching out to a Raytown wrongful death lawyer at your earliest convenience can help you get started on your road to recovery.

At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we understand the emotional toll and financial hardship that a wrongful death can have on your family. Our Raytown car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you get justice for your loved one by providing sound legal advice and personalized representation for each unique case. With our top-notch legal guidance in laws and regulations governing wrongful death cases, you can trust us to fight relentlessly so that the negligent party is held accountable and your family gets the maximum compensation they deserve. If you need assistance with such an unfortunate situation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 913-764-9700 today for a free consultation.

Notes: Our writers utilized secondary sources when writing this news article about an accident. We have not independently reviewed all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, please get in touch with Martin & Wallentine, LLC right away if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will update the post with the most accurate information currently available. A post will be removed upon request.

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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