One killed, Casey Shoemate, one injured, Robert Levin, in Miller County crash

On April 20th at approximately 5:50 pm, Deputy Casey Shoemate, 26, of Eldon, MO, and Robert Levin, 65, of Florissant, MO, were involved in an accident that occurred on RT Y just north of Rabbit Hill Road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Deputy Shoemate’s vehicle, which had emergency lights and sirens activated, was involved in the accident when he attempted to pass another vehicle and collided head on with the Mr. Levin’s vehicle.  Dep. Shoemate was pronounced dead at the scene by the Miller County Coroner. Mr. Levin sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital via Staff for Life Helicopter Service.

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, and we wish to extend our sincerest gratitude for Deputy Shoemate’s service to our community.

The Legal Claims

Missouri offers an extensive system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another person’s negligence. Here, depending on a determination of fault, the person seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of his own negligence. Missouri also offers a robust wrongful death regime that guarantee’s those who have survived the loss of a loved one the right to seek compensation for their loss of companionship, income, and among other claims.


If you’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.