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Joseph L Knife of Independence, MO was killed on Monday, April 04, 2022 at 6:45AM in Clay County, Missouri. Knife is a 39-year-old man.
The crash happened here: southbound US-69 at Rhodus Road.
In the crash, Knife was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
—-FATAL CRASH REPORT—-NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED—- TROOP A FATAL CRASH #9 AND FATALITY #10 OF 2022. CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 FAILED TO YIELD TO VEHICLE 2. VEHICLE 1 STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE 2. BOTH VEHICLES TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND CAME TO REST. DRIVER 1 WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED BY DR. KATHERINE OTTMAN AT LIBERTY HOSPITAL AT 0808 HOURS. ASSISTED BY MSGT R. A. WOOD /788/, TPR C. D. KARR /929/, MSGT K. M. FISHER /399/, TPR A. D. LINDGREN /665/, AND EXCELSIOR SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Knife's injuries were fatal. Knife was taken to Transported To Frontier Forensics.
The police said the damage to the 1997 Chevrolet driven by Werle was total. It was removed by R & L Shoemaker Towing. The damage to the 2017 Jeep driven by Knife was total. It was removed by Shoemaker Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl B E Thoman and McIu Team Sgt G D Ward of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220166349 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.
Knife'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 Knife'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?.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol