Douglas W Turner of Licking, Missouri was killed on Thursday, July 12th 2018 at 2:00 pm in Audrain County, Missouri. Turner is a 75-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 54 2 miles south of Laddonia.
In the crash, Turner was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY ACCIDENT NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED–OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO DRIVEN BY KIERRA GLISPIE] WAS PASSING VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 FREIGHTLINER DRIVEN BY ROBY SHARP] AND VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO DRIVEN BY KIERRA GLISPIE] STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MERCURY MARINER DRIVEN BY DOUGLAS TURNER] HEAD-ON. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MERCURY MARINER DRIVEN BY DOUGLAS TURNER] WAS THEN PUSHED INTO VEHICLE 3 [THE 2014 FREIGHTLINER DRIVEN BY ROBY SHARP]. PASSENGER IN VEHICLE 1 [THE 2000 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO DRIVEN BY KIERRA GLISPIE] WAS PRONOUNCED BY DR. JAMES BRILLHART AT SSM MEDICAL CENTER AT 1530. DRIVER AND OCCUPANT OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2008 MERCURY MARINER DRIVEN BY DOUGLAS TURNER] WERE PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY DEPUTY CORONER KEVIN CASH AT 1430. THIS IS TROOP F’S 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH FATALITY FOR JULY AND 34TH, 35TH AND 36TH FATALITY FOR 2018
Turner's injuries were fatal. Turner was taken to arnold Funeral Home Mexico, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Kierra Glispie was total. It was removed by Bens Auto Body Mexico Mo. The damage to the 2008 Mercury Mariner driven by Douglas Turner was total. It was also removed by Bens Auto Body Mexico Mo. The damage to the 2014 Freightliner driven by Roby Sharp was moderate.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D J Dalton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180425400 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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Turner'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 Turner'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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