Missouri Memorial Day 2013: Accidents Result in Fatalities & Injuries

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, five people died in traffic crashes on Missouri roads over the long holiday weekend. Similarly, one individual died on a Missouri waterway, and numerous car accidents resulted in injuries on the busy three-day weekend.  

The Highway Patrol records that the fatalties include:

  • Kaitlyn Prater, of Farmington, Missouri, who passed when she was struck by a vehicle at a pedestrian cross walk;
  • Buck Haynes, of Bentonville, Arkansas, who died when a vehicle rear ended his motorcycle in Washburn, Missouri on Saturday.
  • Alta Rader, of Risco, Missouri, died in following a car crash Saturday, when her vehicle caught fire near Portageville, Missouri.
  • Devin Scholl, of California, passed away when the ATV he was operating overturned Sunday in Perry County, Missouri.
  • Augustus Dodson, of Walnut Grove, Missouri, died when his car flipped near Eudora, Missouri on Sunday.
  • Oscar Shannon, of Sikeston, Missouri, passed away in a boating accident on Upper Big Lake over the weekend. Shannon lost his balance while fishing, and fell off the boat. He was not wearing a life jacket.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 274 crashes investigated between Friday night and Monday night of Memorial Day Weekend 2013 in Missouri. State troopers similarly arrested 129 individuals for driving while intoxicated. Over the course of the weekend, there were seven investigated boating crashes, involving one fatality and several injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and loved ones of all of those lost this Memorial Day weekend. If you are a family member or loved one of someone who was killed in a St. Louis wrongful death accident, we hope that while you mourn and recover, you seek counsel from a Missouri injury attorney. A compassionate, understanding injury attorney can help you to recieve compensation for your tragic loss. Call us today for free, at no obligation, at 314.409.7060.

Christopher Dixon

Personal Injury Attorney at The Dixon Injury Firm
Christopher R. Dixon is the managing attorney and founder of The Dixon Injury Firm. The Dixon Injury Firm has helped injury victims recover over $35,000,000 through verdicts, settlements and judgments. Chris is recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and among their Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys. Recognized as a Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Chris aggressively fights for those injured through the careless, negligent and intentional conduct of others. Call today for a FREE consultation by calling 314-409-7060 or toll-free 855-402-7274.

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