Dale G Stafford of Niangua, Missouri was killed on Tuesday, February 13th 2018 at 1:25 pm in Webster County, Missouri. Stafford is a 19-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Rt CC 4 miles north of Marshfield.
In the crash, Stafford was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY REPORT. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. THIS IS TROOP D’S 16TH FATALITY FOR 2018. STAFFORD PRONOUNCED BY DR SIMPSON AT 1629 HOURS 2/13/2018 AT COX SOUTH HOSPITAL. VEHICLE #1 TRAVELLED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE. SURVIVING DRIVER WAS NOT TESTED FOR ALCOHOL
Stafford's injuries were fatal. Stafford was taken to Cox South Hospital of Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2018 Hyundai Elantra driven by Larry Moore was total. It was removed by Marshfield Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant T L Hall of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180088392 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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Stafford'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 Stafford'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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