In the early morning hours of April 13th, A young woman was killed in a car accident on state highway 5 two miles south of Lebanon. Cassidy Sharp, 20, of Hartville, MO, was struck head on by Brock Turner, 43, of Cuba, MO. For reasons that were not reported by the Missouri State Police, Mr. Turner was driving against the flow of traffic when he struck Ms. Sharp’s vehicle. Both vehicles traveled off of the west side of the highway, with Ms. Sharp’s vehicle flipping on it’s side before coming to a rest. Ms. Sharp was pronounced dead at the scene by Laclede County Coroner. Mr. Turner suffered only minor injuries and he was transported to Lake Regional Hospital and later released.
Automobile accidents are always trying, and never more so than when they result in the loss of a young life. We at the law office’s of Kevin J. Roach offer our condolences to the family of the deceased.
Missouri personal injury law is thorough but complex. It’s meant to protect parties who are injured through the negligent actions of other people, but those accidents are often themselves complicated interactions. Here, Ms. Sharp’s family might have a wrongful death claim against Mr. Turner. Such a claim if successfully brought would compensate the family for their loss of companionship and society with the deceased, the loss of the deceased’s wages from the household, as well as the deceased’s own medical bills, and pain and suffering before their death. Such a claim will also compensate for funeral and related expenses.
If your loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.