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Manuel Lopez of Des Moines, IA was injured on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 12:12AM in Harrison County, Missouri. Lopez is a 28-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Interstate 35 northbound at mile marker 113 – 4 miles south of Lamoni.
In the crash, Lopez was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
**FATALITY CRASH – NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED.** CRASH OCCURRED AS VEH#1 WAS NORTHBOUND ON I-35 IN HARRISON COUNTY. VEH#1 TRAVELLED OFF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, OVERTURNED, AND CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN. OCCUPANT#1 WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT 0047 MINUTES ON 07/21/2022 BY HARRISON COUNTY CORONER ZACH WILSON AT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. ASSISTED BY SGT. J.M CROSS (446), CPL. C.J. SULLIVAN (1156), IOWA STATE PATROL, HARRISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, DECATUR COUNTY IOWA SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, LAMONI POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Lopez's injuries were serious. Lopez was taken by Mercyone Air Med to Mercyone Hospital In Des Moines, Ia.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Cadillac Escalade driven by Cruz lopez was total. It was removed by Towed By Southside Mfa.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr B L Israel Sgt H A Sears McIu Team of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220386445 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.
Lopez 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 Lopez 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol