Five Killed in July 4th Crash

A two-vehicle crash in Archie, Missouri claimed the lives of five people on the Independence day holiday. Among the deceased were three young children.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash took place Thursday afternoon when the victims’ vehicle ran off of Cass Country Road (east of Archie), over-corrected and skidded across the road in a sideways motion. Their vehicle then struck a second vehicle, which was eastbound on Country Road.

The Highway Patrol recorded that victims included 22 year-old Aleah Lucas, 8 year-old Anna Rittermeyer, 32 year-old Jason Rittermeyer, 9 year-old Sage Rittermeyer, and 10 year-old Noah Rittermeyer. The Rittermeyer’s were all residents of Archie, Missouri, while Lucas was from Olathe, Kansas.

According to the report, the driver of the victim’s vehicle and one of the children were not wearing a seatbelt and were ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that was struck by the over-correcting car sustained minor injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire Archie, Missouri community as they mourn the loss of these five individuals. If you have lost a loved one in a tragic car crash, such as the accident detailed above, you may be entitled to a monetary reward. You deserve to be compensated for the tragedy you suffered, and for the associated expenses as well. To find out more about a claim for wrongful death, and for an absolutely FREE phone consultation, give one of our experienced personal injury lawyers a call today at 855.40.CRASH or 314.409.7060 to discuss your potential case. We look forward to being of service to you.

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