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Shanlie Tatyana Smiley of Wichita, Kansas was killed on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 03:30 AM in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Smiley is a 23-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: I135/12.2 northbound or I135 at 45th St N.
In the crash, Smiley was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Shanlie Smiley] was northbound on I135 at milepost 12.2. The vehicle left the roadway on the right and struck a guardrail. The vehicle bounced off the guardrail, traveled back across the interstate, left the roadway on the left and struck a cement bridge pillar in the center median. Vehicle 1 [the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Shanlie Smiley] came to rest in the center median. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Airbags deployed and the driver was trapped in the vehicle.
Smiley's injuries were fatal. Smiley was taken by ambulance to Sedgwick County Forensics Science Center.
The police said the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu with Kansas license plate number 620LAF damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Progressive Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Tow All. It was taken to Tow Lot.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K148 & K42 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-010447 to this crash. The KSHP charges $5.00 for each copy of the report plus additional fees of $2.00 for each witness statement. But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. In order to get the report through the KSHP website, you must create a Kansas.gov account and give them your credit card. You must agree to be subject to Kansas Statute 45-230: Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records. This statute imposes on those subject to it “a civil penalty in an action brought by the attorney general or county or district attorney” of up to “$500 for each violation.” 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).
The information in this article came from the Kansas Highway Patrol website.
Smiley'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 Smiley'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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