Cassandra L Reed of Lebanon, Missouri was killed on Wednesday, July 18th 2018 at 8:58 am in Camden County, Missouri. Reed is a 22-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: South MO 5 north of Dry Hollow Road.
In the crash, Reed was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
*FATALITY CRASH*- NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED- CRASH OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX DRIVEN BY CASSANDRA REED] CROSSING THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY AND STRIKING VEHICLE 2 [THE 2017 CHEVROLET EQUINOX DRIVEN BY CHERYL DEWALD] HEAD ON. PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY MEDICAL EXAMINER CRYSTAL LLOYD AT 0923. THIS IS TROOP F’S 7TH AND 8TH FATALITIES FOR JULY AND 37TH AND 38TH FATALITIES FOR 2018
Reed's injuries were fatal. Reed was taken by Hedge Scott Funeral Home to Transported.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Cassandra Reed was total. It was removed by Bledsoe. The damage to the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Cheryl Dewald was total. It was also removed by Bledsoe.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper R M Malone of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180438180 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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Reed'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 Reed'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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