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DUI Crash Kills Child, Driver Charged

Charges have been filed against the driver responsible for a deadly crash on Thanksgiving. The car accident happened on Thursday night at around 8:50 p.m. in Florissant. According to authorities, 31-year-old Daniel Meade was traveling on Highway 67 southbound when he struck a disabled vehicle near St. Jacques Street. The collision was severe injuring several individuals that were in both vehicles. Unfortunately, a 6-year-old girl succumbed to the injuries she sustained in the crash on Friday. The other injuries are believed to be minor. Meade has been charged with second-degree assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. He is being held on a $150,000 bond.

All auto accidents can be traumatic to those involved, especially when they result in a fatality. Nearly 37,000 people are killed in car accidents in the United States annually, according to the Administration for Safe International Road Travel. Suffering a loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult events in life that an individual can face. Learning that a loved one was killed in an accident that could have been prevented is devastating. Negligent driving is the most common causes of preventable auto accidents, and those drivers should be held responsible for the damages they’ve caused.

The experienced St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth want to support you during this difficult time of losing a loved one. Our attorneys realize that there is no amount of money that will ease the pain you're experiencing; however, we will fight to obtain the justice you deserve by holding the at-fault driver accountable for their negligence. We will work to recover the maximum compensation for funeral expenses, medical costs, loss of economic support and emotional damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.

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