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Shane Riley Sheets of St John, Kansas was killed on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 07:35 AM in Stafford County, Kansas. Sheets is a 16-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: 100 Block of NE 20th Street or 1 mile south of U281 and 1.5 miles east of U281 from St John.
In the crash, Sheets was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2000 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Shane Sheets] was traveling Eastbound in the 100 block of NE 20th Street. For unknown reason the vehicle entered the North ditch and collided with a tree.
Sheets's injuries were fatal. Sheets was taken by ambulance to Minnis Chapel.
The police said the 2000 Pontiac Bonneville with Kansas license plate number 602RCV damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Geico insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Lj & L.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K524 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-010572 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.
Sheets'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 Sheets'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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