A fatal auto accident in Camdenton, Missouri has taken the life of a man and two children. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Robert Kroll was operating a Chevy S10 eastbound on U.S. 54 when he crossed the center line and collided with a Chevrolet Avalanche head-on. The accident occurred on Monday around 5 p.m. Kroll, and his 7-year-old stepdaughter, Miley Howard, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Kroll’s other stepdaughter, 5-year-old Hailey Loyd was transported to a Springfield hospital and pronounced dead upon her arrival. The Avalanche was driven by a 58-year-old man, and he sustained moderate injuries in the accident. The Patrol is investigating the accident to determine the reason Kroll crossed the center line.
Head-on collisions are just one type of auto accident that have devastating results. The Association for Safe International Road Travel estimates that more than 37,000 individuals are killed every year in auto accidents in the United States. A large portion of car accidents are preventable and are caused by some form of negligence. The responsibility of the accident could be in the hands of the vehicle manufacturer, engineers that design roadways, and reckless drivers. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.
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