William G. Cornelius killed in Dekalb county ATV accident

On Thursday, August 30, 71-year old William G. Cornelius of Stewartsville was killed in a multi-vehicle traffic accident on MO-6, 3 miles south of Clarksdale, in Dekalb County.

The accident began at approximately 7:00 PM, when a 1998 Honda Civic driven by Mark Ramsey, 24, of St. Joseph, struck the ATV Mr. Cornelius was travelling on from behind. The collision caused Mr. Cornelius to be ejected from the open-air all-terrain vehicle.

Unfortunately, Mr. Cornelius was later declared deceased by medical personnel at Mosaic Life Center hospital. Mr. Cornelius was not wearing any safety equipment at the time of the incident, and authorities are investigating whether or not this fact may have played a role in his death. Authorities are also investigating whether or not low visibility may have contributed to the incident.

Both vehicles were totaled, and had to be towed from the scene.

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.

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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.

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