Brandi L Werneburg of Purdy, Missouri was killed on Friday, February 9th 2018 at 5:00 pm in Stone County, Missouri. Werneburg is a 33-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: MO 413 4 miles south of Crane.
In the crash, Werneburg was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT-THIS IS TROOP D’S 12TH FATALITY OF 2018-VEHICLE 2 [THE 2001 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN DRIVEN BY BRANDI WERNEBURG] CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2018 FORD ECONOLINE VAN DRIVEN BY LINWOOD CHASE] HEAD ON-PRONOUNCED AT COX SOUTH HOSPITAL AT 1840 BY DR. WOODS-NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED
Werneburg's injuries were fatal. Werneburg was taken to Cox South Hospital Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2018 Ford Econoline Van driven by Linwood Chase was total. It was removed by Johnsons Wrecker of Crane. The damage to the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Brandi Werneburg was total. It was also removed by Johnsons Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Henderson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180081831 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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Werneburg'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 Werneburg'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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