A driver is facing manslaughter charges after causing a fatal auto accident this year. The accident happened in June when the crash resulted in two fatalities. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, 32-year-old Timothy E.L. Calvin was traveling northbound on U.S. 71 when he failed to stop at a stop sign causing a collision with another vehicle traveling eastbound on Commercial Drive in Jane, Missouri. Three occupants were in that vehicle, 20-year-old Billy W. Hampshire, 21-year-old Austin J. Buttry, and 20-year-old Dillon M. Russell. Tragically, Hampshire and Buttry were killed in the crash, and Russell sustained moderate injuries. Calvin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and vehicular assault, and a judge is determining whether to move forward with the charges.
Each year there are an estimated 37,000 fatalities caused by auto accidents in the United States, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. The number of preventable deaths is staggering and anyone that loses a loved one in a preventable auto accident may have grounds to file a car accident case. While there is no amount of money that will reduce the pain you are experiencing, you owe it to yourself to hold the at-fault party responsible for the damages they’ve caused by consulting a St. Louis car accident attorney.
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