Joy M Payne of Lawson, Missouri was killed on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 3:10 am in Clay County, Missouri. Payne is a 23-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Salem Road just north of NE 166th St.
In the crash, Payne was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
***FATAL CRASH*** NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED ** TROOP A FATAL CRASH # 32 AND FATALITY # 34 FOR 2018. CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 PONTIAC DRIVEN BY JOY PAYNE] TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, BECAME AIRBORNE, STRUCK A DITCH AND OVERTURNED. DRIVER 1 PRONOUNCED AT 0321 BY LAWSON FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT CHIEF J R MARTIN
Payne's injuries were fatal. Payne was taken to Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Pontiac driven by Joy Payne was total. It was removed by Rite Way Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal B E Thoman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180408320 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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Payne'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 Payne'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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