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Steven D Thompson of Eldon, MO was killed on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 10:15AM in Miller County, Missouri. Thompson is a 57-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 52 68 feet west of Meadowbrook Rd.
In the crash, Thompson was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
**FATALITY ACCIDENT NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED** CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2. PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY FLIGHT NURSE ELIZABETH MESSER WITH M.U. AIR AT 1127. THIS IS TROOP F’S 1ST FATALITY FOR APRIL AND 23RD FOR THE YEAR. ASSISTED BY SGT M.J. CODY (271) AND SGT G.D. WARD (1189) WITH MSHP CRASH TEAM.
Thompson's injuries were fatal. Thompson was taken to Transported To Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon.
The police said the damage to the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Thompson was total. It was removed by Towed By Kendalls Towing. The damage to the 2010 Pontiac G6 driven by Mccomb was total. It was removed by Towed By Kendalls Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr M R Parker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220268493 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.
Thompson'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 Thompson'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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