Tyler D Box of Carthage, Missouri was killed on Monday, July 9th 2018 at 9:20 am in Jasper County, Missouri. Box is a 26-year-old man.
The crash happened here: M96 three miles east of Carthage.
In the crash, Box was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY REPORT-NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED-THIS IS TROOP D’S 60TH FATALITY FOR 2018. BOX PRONOUNCED AT 0940 HOURS BY JASPER COUNTY CORONER ROB CHAPPEL. VEHICLE #1 CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND SIDESWIPED VEHICLE #2. VEHICLE #1 THEN STRUCK VEHICLE #3 HEAD-ON. DRIVER OF VEHICLE #1 WAS EJECTED. AS REQUIRED BY LAW, DRIVER OF VEHICLE #2 WAS TESTED FOR ALCOHOL. DRIVER OF VEHICLE #3 WAS UNABLE TO BE TESTED DUE TO INJURIES
Box's injuries were fatal. Box was taken to Knell Funeral Home of Carthage.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Chevrolet Pickup driven by Tyler Box was total. It was removed by M M Wrecker of Carthage. The damage to the 2014 International Dump Truck driven by Jason Vickers was minor. The damage to the 2008 Chevrolet 3500 driven by Amiel Overman was total. It was also removed by M M Wrecker of Carthage.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J D Fischer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180418226 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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Box'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 Box'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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