Kenneth L Utley of Blythedale, Missouri was injured on Thursday, July 12th 2018 at 7:53 pm in Daviess County, Missouri. Utley is a 35-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Southbound I35 at the 59.8 mile marker – approximately 5 miles north of Cameron.
In the crash, Utley was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] WAS NORTHBOUND ON I35. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] HAD A TIRE DEFLATE CAUSING VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] TO TRAVEL INTO THE MEDIAN. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] OVERCORRECTED BACK ONTO I35 AND THE BACK RIGHT PORTION OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] STRUCK THE FRONT LEFT PORTION OF VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 MAC DRIVEN BY BETSY KIMBALL] AS IT CROSSED THE NORTHBOUND LANES. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] TRAVELLED OFF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED; VEHICLE 1 [THE 1998 FORD E 150 DRIVEN BY KENNETH UTLEY] CAME TO REST ON ITS TOP FACING WEST. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2009 MAC DRIVEN BY BETSY KIMBALL] CAME TO A CONTROLLED STOP ON THE SHOULDER FACING NORTH. ASSISTED BY CPL. J.M. CROSS, DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFF?S DEPARTMENT, DAVIESS COUNTY EMS, AND KAW FIRE DEPARTMENT
Utley's injuries were serious. Utley was taken by Daviess County EMS to Cameron Regional Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Ford E 150 driven by Kenneth Utley was total. It was removed by Scottys Cameron. The damage to the 2009 Mac driven by Betsy Kimball was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M W Neely of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180426125 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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Utley may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, injured people can recover money for their medical bills, lost wages, and for their pain and suffering—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Utley to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claim, which will help with the recovery. For more information watch How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of the Little Guy.
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