Missouri Man Crashes into Pickup Trailer and is Killed

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A man from Norwood, Missouri crashes into a pickup trailer head-on and is killed. His passenger suffered serious injuries.

On August 20, 2011 at approximately 5:25 pm, 58 year old, David Littrell from Norwood, Missouri was traveling southbound on Route PP, 15 miles east of Gainesville, in a 2004 Jeep. He had one passenger, 57 year old, Nancy Littrell also from Norwood, Missouri. At the same time and place, a red pickup was traveling northbound on Route PP.

The crash occurred when the trailer of the red pickup truck came loose, crossed the center line, and struck Littrell’s vehicle head on. Further details about the truck are unknown because the driver fled the scene.

David Littrell was killed and pronounced dead at the scene by the Ozark County Coroner, Ron Mahan. The next of kin was notified, and he was taken to Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville, Missouri. His passenger, Nancy Littrell, suffered serious injuries and was flown to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri. Then she was transferred to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing safety devices.

The Jeep was totaled and was towed by Ron’s Recovery of Gainesville, Missouri.

This was the 23rd killed in the year 2011 compared to only 22 on this date in 2010.

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The A.W. Smith Law Firm in Columbia handles auto crash and wrongful death cases all over the State of Missouri. If you have questions about how to choose a law firm that is equipped to handle your auto crash or wrongful death case, please contact us today at 573-443-7300 or visit our website at www.awsmithlaw.com. The A.W. Smith Law Firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts in serious injury and wrongful death cases.