John Shea Killed in a Crash on July 20, 2022 in Buchanan County, Missouri



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John K Shea of Stewartsville, MO was killed on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:33PM in Buchanan County, Missouri. Shea is a 34-year-old man.

The crash happened here: westbound US-36 west of SE 123rd – 13 miles east of Saint Joseph.

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In the crash, Shea was a driver. The police described the crash like this:

**FATALITY CRASH** CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 AND VEHICLE 2 WERE WESTBOUND ON US-36. VEHICLE 1 STRUCK THE REAR OF THE TOWED UNIT OF VEHICLE 2. DRIVER 1 WAS EJECTED AND CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN. VEHICLE 1 CAME TO REST ON ITS SIDE IN THE MEDIAN FACING EAST. VEHICLE 2 CAME TO A CONTROLLED STOP ON THE SHOULDER OF WESTBOUND US-36. OCCUPANT OF VEHICLE 1 WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT 1910 HOURS ON 07/20/2022 BY DR MACALUSO AT MOSAIC LIFE CARE OF SAINT JOSEPH; NEXT OF KIN WAS NOTIFIED. ASSISTED BY SGT D. P. LITTLE (833), TPR S. J. FORCE (316), TPR M. W. NEELY (1328), TPR R. A. ALLEE (465), CVO J. W. RHOADES (W228), AND BUCHANAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.

Injuries

Shea's injuries were fatal. Shea was taken by Buchanan County Ems to Mosaic Life Care Of Saint Joseph.

Vehicle Damage

The police said the damage to the 2000 Yamaha V-Star driven by Shea was total. It was removed by Towed By Blue Knight. The damage to the 2021 Freightliner Cascadia 126 driven by Hopkins was minor. It was removed by Driven From Scene.

How To Get the Highway Patrol Report

Tpr S P Gomez Sgt H A Sears McIu Team of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220386051 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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Insurance Claim

Shea'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 Shea'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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