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Robert E Smith of Irondale, MO was killed on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 12:24AM in Washington County, Missouri. Smith is a 48-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hwy U 1 mile south of Hwy M.
In the crash, Smith was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
FATALITY CRASH – VEHICLE 1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE, TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT ROAD EDGE, OVERTURNED, AND STRUCK A FENCE. PASSENGER 1 WAS PRONOUNCED ON SCENE BY WASHINGTON COUNTY EMS AT 0053 ON 08/20/2022. ASSISTED BY CPL A. SHIBLEY (1408) AND TPR D. NORTON (364)
Smith's injuries were fatal. Smith was taken by The Washington County Coroner to The Washington County Coroner Office.
The police said the damage to the 2021 Can-Am Defender Max driven by Angel was total. It was removed by Towed To / By Elliotts.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr T McVeigh and McIu Sgt D Yingling of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220443659 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.
Smith'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 Smith'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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