Theresa M Smith of Liberty, Missouri was killed on Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 10:20 pm in Clay County, Missouri. Smith is a 33-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: MO-92, west of Route Ra.
In the crash, Smith was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
****FATALITY REPORT**** NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED**** TROOP A FATALITY CRASH #1 AND FATALITY #1. CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 FORD DRIVEN BY NICOLE SHIELDS] WAS WESTBOUND ON MO-92. PEDESTRIAN 1 WAS WALKING DOWN CENTER OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 FORD DRIVEN BY NICOLE SHIELDS] STRUCK PEDESTRIAN 1. SUBJECT WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT 0412 BY DR. ANNA GIBSON AT LIBERTY HOSPITAL. ASSISTED BY CPL B. R. SANSON /1148/, TPR B. J. HAMERLE /1174/, TPR R. I. MCQUERREY /849/, TPR R. C. RICHARDSON /1141/, AND CLAY COUNTY DEPUTIES
Smith's injuries were fatal. Smith was taken by Kearney Fire to Liberty Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Ford driven by Nicole Shields was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T A Hartshorn of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180019282 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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Smith's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Smith's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.
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