An eight-car pileup near Lake Ozark, MO leaves two women dead and four others injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened on U.S. 54 at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9th when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a smaller car, which caused a chain reaction crash involving another big rig, two cars, two SUVs, a van, and a pickup truck.
The two women, identified as Robin Dinwiddie, 50, and her daughter, 27-year-old Kenda O’Leary, were pronounced dead on the scene. Four other people, including the first truck driver, were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that ranged from minor to serious.
Patrol spokesman Cpl. Scott White said the truck driver, a 62-year-old man from Illinois, was arrested and faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of careless and imprudent driving.
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Experienced defendants, such as national trucking companies know this. They also are very adept at how they should act immediately following an accident so that their liability will be minimized.
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