Carolyn Summerall killed, 5 others injured, in St. Genevieve County crash

On Saturday, August 11, six travellers from Memphis, TN, were involved in a deadly single-car accident on I-55 in St. Genevieve County. Ms. Carolyn Summerall, 44, was killed in the incident.

The accident began at approximately 12:06 AM, when the vehicle the six individuals were travelling in suffered a sudden mechanical failure that forced them from the road, and ultimately causing their vehicle to flip onto it’s side.

Daniel Camp, Kiara Chambers, Chiaro McGowen, and Christopher and Demario White, all suffered injuries ranging in severity from minor to life threatening. Mr. Camp suffered minor injury. He was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the accident.

Neither Ms. Chambers nor Ms. McGowen were wearing their safety belts, and both suffered serious, life threatening, injuries. Both young women had to be transported via helicopter to nearby hospitals for emergency medical care.

Authorities believe Christopher and Demario White were wearing their seat belts at the time of the incident, though both men also suffered significant injury and had to be transported to area hospitals via helicopter.

It is always unfortunate when a traffic accident ends in the loss of a life. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the parties involved.

Wrongful Death Claims

The Law offices of Kevin J. Roach is a serious injury and wrongful death firm that handles wrongful death cases throughout the state of Missouri.

As a Missouri wrongful death law firm we understand that a family member who has lost a loved one will be experiencing many emotions.  When you contact our firm we will guide you through every step of the legal process and fight for the legal rights of your loved ones.

Our law firm understands that no amount of monetary compensation will bring back your loved one, but we also strongly believe that people must be held accountable for their actions.  Additionally, the money recovered from a Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can assist with any outstanding medical expenses, funeral costs, as well as income replacement if the deceased was the primary income earner.

There are also statutes of limitations within each state that determine how much time you have to file the wrongful death claim. In Missouri, a wrongful death claim can be filed anytime up to three years after the death of the family member.

We can’t bring back your love one but we can help protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome.  Call today for a free consultation (866) 519-0085

We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach again extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the parties involved.