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David W Matheis of Russellville, MO was killed on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 11:40AM in Camden County, Missouri. Matheis is a 59-year-old man.
The crash happened here: south MO 5 374′ Before the Private Rd of Concrete Rd.
In the crash, Matheis was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
***FATALITY CRASH*** NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND SIDE SWIPED VEHICLE 2. VEHICLE 1 CROSSED THE CENTER OF ROAD, RAN OFF RIGHT SIDE OF ROAD, TRAVELLED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL SMALL TREES AND THE GROUND. PRONOUNCED BY DR. TODD COOPER AT LAKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AT 1238 HOURS. THIS IS TROOP F’S 2ND FATALITY FOR APRIL AND 24TH FATALITY FOR 2022. ASSISTED BY TPR. A. A. LINDLEY (840), TPR. K. R. DINWIDDIE (300), TPR. Z. S. PRESTON (503), MID MO FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND LAKE WEST AMBULANCE.
Matheis's injuries were fatal. Matheis was taken to Transported To Lake Regional Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Chevrolet Express driven by Matheis was total. It was removed by Towed By Dale’S Towing. The damage to the 2019 Honda Ridgeline driven by Bowerman was extensive. It was removed by Towed By Dale’S Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sgt C S Daniels of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220185741 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).
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Matheis'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 Matheis'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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