Hope A Boes of Sikeston, Missouri was killed on Monday, February 12th 2018 at 5:15 am in Scott County, Missouri. Boes is a 51-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Rt BB five tenths of a mile north of Sikeston.
In the crash, Boes was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT – NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED – ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 HYUNDIA TUSCON DRIVEN BY KEITH CHAPPELL] STRUCK PEDISTRIAN IN THE ROADWAY – SUBJECT PRONOUNCED AT THE SCENE BY SCOTT COUNTY CORONER SCOTT AMICK AT 0625 HOURS – TROOP E FATALITY #3 FOR 2018
Boes's injuries were fatal. Boes was taken by The Scott County Coroner to Ponder Funeral Home.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Hyundia Tuscon driven by Keith Chappell was extensive. It was removed by Satterfield Wrecker Sikeston.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal J C Cooksey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180085823 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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Boes'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 Boes'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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