On Friday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to an auto accident in Perryville, Missouri. A tractor-trailer had parked near the off-ramp of Interstate 55 and a 2010 Dodge Town and Country minivan crashed into the truck. Emergency crews pronounced 39-year-old Alysha R. Pecaut dead at the scene of the accident. The occupants in the tractor-trailer did not sustain any injuries. The Perryville authorities, as well as the Patrol, are investigating the accident. They did not release any information as to a possible cause or if alcohol or drugs were involved.
Car accidents occur so frequently that more than likely everyone will be involved in some type of auto accident at some point during their lifetime. Tens of thousands of individuals are killed in auto accidents every year in the United States. According to the Administration of Safe International Road Travel, an estimated 37,000 individuals are killed in traffic crashes annually in the United States. Dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, negligent driving, and design flaws are some of the common causes of auto accidents, and the negligent parties responsible should be held accountable. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, you may have grounds to file an auto accident case.
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