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Gary E Weirich of Gerald, MO was injured on Saturday, May 07, 2022 at 8:25AM in Gasconade County, Missouri. Weirich is a 77-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 50 2 miles west of MO 19.
In the crash, Weirich was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
**FATALITY CRASH, NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED** VEHICLE 1 CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 HEAD ON. OCCUPANT 2 WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED ON SCENE BY GASCONADE COUNTY CORONER, JEFF ARNOLD, AT 8:55 AM. THIS IS TROOP F’S 2ND FATALITY FOR MAY AND THE 27TH FOR 2022. ASSISTED BY TRP. A. J. O’ BRIEN (1395).
Weirich's injuries were serious. Weirich was taken by Arch to Mercy Hospital In Creve Coure, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2010 Nissan Frontier driven by Petschonek was total. It was removed by Towed By 4 J’S Towing Linn, Mo. The damage to the 2000 Chevrolet 2500 Truck driven by Weirich was total. It was removed by Towed By Triple L Towing Owensville, Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trp B F Baker and Crash Team Sgt J D Cox of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220229397 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.
Weirich may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, injured people can recover money for their medical bills, lost wages, and for their pain and suffering—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Weirich to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claim, which will help with the recovery. For more information watch How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of the Little Guy.
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