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Clinton, MO – Kristopher Wilson Loses Life in MO-7 Crash near NE 681 Rd

Clinton, MO – Kristopher Wilson Loses Life in MO-7 Crash near NE 681 Rd

Clinton, MO (September 12, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that 34-year-old Kristopher Wilson of Warrensburg, Missouri, lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle crash in Henry County.

The accident was reported at approximately 1:50 a.m. on September 10.

According to reports, a collision between a 2008 Ford Expedition and a 2008 Smart Car took place on Missouri State Route seven. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to travel off the south side of the roadway near Northeast 681 Road.

The driver of the Ford, identified as Wilson, was pronounced deceased at the scene due to his injuries.

Two people in the Smart Car, identified as 38-year-old Carly Milam and 70-year-old Jeffrey Milam, both of Warsaw, Missouri, were injured. Golden Valley EMS transported Jeffrey Milam to Golden Valley Hospital.

Carly Milam was transported by LifeFlight Eagle Air Ambulance to St. Luke’s on the Plaza for emergency medical treatment.

At this time, the crash is being investigated.

We hope Jeffery Milam and Carly Milam recover quickly from their injuries.

Our condolences go out to the family of Kristopher Wilson at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Statistics show that in 2022, a total of 1028 people lost their lives as a result of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Missouri. This number represents the highest number of total traffic fatalities since 2006. For more than a decade and a half, we continue to see the number of people lose their lives as a result of fatal collisions increase.

Unfortunately, many of the fatal accidents that we see here in our state are preventable. Many crashes take place as a result of drivers who are negligent. Leading factors in fatal car crashes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights
  • Driving under the influence

When drivers operate their vehicles in a careless manner, they place the lives of innocent people sharing the road at risk. If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal collision, your family may be able to take legal action. Filing a wrongful death action can help you secure financial compensation for various damages you face. This can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • The loss of future earnings
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering

If you are interested in taking legal action against the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one, you must reach out to a Clinton wrongful death lawyer immediately.

At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our Clinton personal injury law firm is fully committed to providing our clients with the legal representation and support that they need during this difficult time. We understand how challenging it can be to move forward after losing a loved one in a fatal car accident and we remain committed to providing our clients with exceptional service every step of the way. From offering free consultations and customized solutions to going above and beyond in order to ensure client satisfaction, our team is here for you when it matters most. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at 913-764-9700 today so that we can get started on your case right away.

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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