Gwendolynn B McDaniel of Farmington, Missouri was killed on Wednesday, January 17th 2018 at 6:58 am in Madison County, Missouri. McDaniel is a 24-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Hwy OO 4 miles north of Fredericktown.
In the crash, McDaniel was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY REPORT-NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED-ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2007 JEEP DRIVEN BY GWENDOLYNN MCDANIEL] CROSSED CENTERLINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE DRIVEN BY JENNIFER MENTEER]. PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY MADISON COUNTY CORONER COLLIN FOLLIS AT 0800. TROOP E FATALITY #1
McDaniel's injuries were fatal. McDaniel was taken to Madison County Coroners office.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Jeep driven by Gwendolynn McDaniel was total. It was removed by D D Wrecker. The damage to the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jennifer Menteer was total. It was also removed by D D Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal F J Stoffregen of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180029646 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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McDaniel'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 McDaniel'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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