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Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • Truck driver accused of causing 2-year-old boy's death

    A 54-year-old truck driver is on trial on an accusation that he caused the death of a 2-year-old boy. He claims that he had barely a second, however, to slam on his brakes and try to prevent his 67,000 pound semi-truck from traveling the 52 foot distance and ramming into a car driven by the boy's father who he says suddenly cut him off while attempting to enter an interstate highway. Defense and ...
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  • Fleeing motorist faces charges for killing man in car wreck

    A 22-year-old man from Independence, Missouri, is facing criminal charges for causing the death of a father of five children, two of whom are six years old. The driver, according to police, was already on probation because he kept driving despite having a revoked license. They say he did it again in the incident leading up to the accident, zooming through a red light before plowing into a vehicle ...
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  • Missouri arrest of driver wanted in fatal hit and run

    Federal marshals apprehended a motorist in Kansas City, Missouri, who was a high priority suspect wanted in connection with a fatal car incident that took the lives of two people. They tracked the hit and run driver to a hotel, but when they approached him, he desperately fled into some woods. In response, they unleashed a dragnet search, bringing in over 40 law enforcement officers, an airborne ...
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  • Car accident involving horseback riders sends 3 men to hospital

    Drivers must always watch out for other people who are on the roadways. For some more rural areas, people on horseback might share the roadways with cars. A recent incident between a man in an SUV and horseback riders landed one man in a Missouri hospital. The incident occurred in Baxter County when a man was allegedly upset that the horseback riders were on the road. The man is accused of ...
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  • Post-Christmas crash devastates Missouri family

    A deadly accident the day after Christmas has devastated a Missouri family, leaving two young women dead and putting a third in intensive care. The crash occurred in Pineville, Missouri, as the family was driving in their van on U.S. 71. The victims' vehicle was hit by a Dodge Ram that changed lanes in front of another truck as both were traveling north. That truck struck the Ram from behind, ...
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