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Egan E Hammon of Festus, MO was killed on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:24AM in Jefferson County, Missouri. Hammon is a 18-year-old man.
The crash happened here: northbound US 61 south of Route aa.
In the crash, Hammon was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
FATAL CRASH REPORT – VEHICLE #1 CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROAD AND BEGAN SLIDING AND ROTATIONG IN A COUNTERCLOCKWISE MANNER. VEHICLE #1 TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD, DOWN SMALL EMBANKMENT, AND WENT AIRBORNE OVER A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY AND STRUCK A WOODEN FENCE POST WITH IT UNDERCARRIAGE. AFTER IMPACTING THE GROUND WITH ITS RIGHT FRONT-END, VEHICLE #1 OVERTURNED, EJECTING DRIVER #1. FATALITY PRONOUNCED BY JOACHIM PLATTIN AMBULANCE PERSONELL AT . ASSISTED BY TPR. C. CHERRY (625)
Hammon's injuries were fatal. Hammon was taken by Superior Mortuary Service to St Louis County Medical Examiner Office.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Hammon was total. It was removed by Towed To/By D&J Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Cpl R Metteer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220237589 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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Hammon'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 Hammon'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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