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Arabella Clements of Johnston, Iowa was killed on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 03:30 PM in Ford County, Kansas. Clements is a 10-year-old girl.
The crash happened here: U.s. Highway 54 mile marker 78 or approx. 8.5 miles west of the U.s. Highway 54 and Kansas Highway 34 Junction.
In the crash, Clements was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle One was Westbound on U.S. Highway 54. Vehicle Two was Eastbound on U.S. Highway 54. Vehicle One went left of center for an unknown reason and Struck Vehicle Two.
Clements's injuries were fatal. Clements was taken by ambulance to Western Plains Regional Hospital.
The police said the 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis with Iowa license plate number JEE511 damage was unknown.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K442 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-003063 to this crash. The KSHP charges $5.00 for each copy of the report plus additional fees of $2.00 for each witness statement. But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. In order to get the report through the KSHP website, you must create a Kansas.gov account and give them your credit card. You must agree to be subject to Kansas Statute 45-230: Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records. This statute imposes on those subject to it “a civil penalty in an action brought by the attorney general or county or district attorney” of up to “$500 for each violation.” 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 (blacked out).
The information in this article came from the Kansas Highway Patrol website.
Clements'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 Clements'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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