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Charles T Peterson of Rocky Comfort, MO was killed on Monday, April 04, 2022 at 9:25PM in Barry County, Missouri. Peterson is a 50-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 76 1 miles east of Rocky Comfort.
In the crash, Peterson was a pedestrian. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY TRAFFIC CRASH – NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED – THIS IS TROOP D’S 24TH FATALITY FOR 2022 – VEHICLE 1 STRUCK PEDESTRIAN RIDING A BIKE IN THE ROADWAY. PEDESTRIAN WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT 2137 HOURS BY BARRY COUNTY CORONER JERRY SWEARINGEN AT THE SCENE. AS REQUIRED BY LAW THE SURVIVING DRIVER WAS TESTED FOR ALCOHOL.
Peterson's injuries were fatal. Peterson was taken to Body Taken To Fohn Funeral Home In Cassville.
The police said the damage to the 1994 Ford Escort driven by Martin was minor. It was removed by Driven From Scene.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr J O Prater of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220167928 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $6.90 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 (blacked out).
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Peterson'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 Peterson'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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