Gene M Jaegers of Richland, Missouri was killed on Friday, February 16th 2018 at 11:05 am in Pulaski County, Missouri. Jaegers is a 34-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Highway 7, seven miles south of Richland.
In the crash, Jaegers was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1986 MERCURY COLONY PARK STATION WAGON DRIVEN BY STACEY CIROCCO] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT AND A TREE. THE VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED ON THE SCENE AT 1203 HOURS BY PULASKI COUNTY CORONER NICK PAPPAS, NEXT OF KIN HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. THIS IS TROOP I’S 4TH FATALITY FOR THE MONTH AND YEAR
Jaegers's injuries were fatal. Jaegers was taken to Memorial Chapel of Richland.
The police said the damage to the 1986 Mercury Colony Park Station Wagon driven by Stacey Cirocco was total. It was removed by Anybody Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper S R House of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180094670 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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Jaegers'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 Jaegers'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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