Jesse A Andrews of Springfield, Missouri was killed on Wednesday, January 17th 2018 at 9:24 pm in Greene County, Missouri. Andrews is a 30-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 160 1 mile south of Springfield.
In the crash, Andrews was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED – THIS IS TROOP D’S 6TH FATALITY FOR 2018. VEHICLE 2 [THE UNKNOWN YEAR MONGOOSE EXCURSION PEDALCYCLE DRIVEN BY JESSE ANDREWS] WAS IN THE DRIVING LANE AND WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE 1 [THE 2010 GMC ACADIA DRIVEN BY BILLY VANSICKEL]. SUBJECT WAS PRONOUNCED AT COX SOUTH AT 2151 ON 01/17/2018 BY DR. CHRISTIAN. PER STATE LAW, SURVIVING DRIVER WAS TESTED FOR ALCOHOL
Andrews’s injuries were fatal. Andrews was taken to Cox South Hospital Morgue in Springfield, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2010 GMC Acadia driven by Billy Vansickel was moderate. It was removed by Out of Sight Towing of Nixa Mo. The damage to the Unknown Year Mongoose Excursion Pedalcycle driven by Jesse Andrews was total. It was also removed by Out of Sight Towing of Nixa Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Missouri Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Unit (MCIU) responded to this crash. Each member of the MCIU is a certified crash reconstructionist. Courts consider them experts in traffic crash investigations. They produce an accident reconstruction report—a detailed document with calculations, photographs, and witness statements—that may cost $100 or more. Trooper T W Meyer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180031102 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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Andrews’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 Andrews’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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