June 5th, at approximately 6:00PM, 25-year-old Asher Kimbrough was riding on the roof of 26-year-old Jacob Gerhard’s 2008 GMC Acadia. Kimbrough fell off of the roof of the Acadia and landed in the roadway. Kimbrough was transported to Moberly Regional Hospital, where he was quickly pronounced deceased.
Being that Jacob Gerhard was operating the vehicle, he was arrested and taken to the Randolph County Jail. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Arrest Report, Gerhard was charged with a felony DWI- resulting in death of another person, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash, as well as possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.
This incident was investigated by CPL Quinn, #937, and assisted by MSGT Mattingly, #587, SGT Meyers, #1183, Randolph County Sheriff’s department and Randolph County Ambulance.
Prayers go out to Asher Kimbrough’s family and friends.
Under Missouri Revised Statutes section 537.080, a “wrongful death” is a death that results from an act, conduct, transaction, or circumstance that would have entitled the decedent to recover compensation, had he or she not died. Damages available in a wrongful death case may include medical bills related to the decedent’s final injury, lost future income, funeral and burial expenses, the decedent’s pain and suffering, and the reasonable value of the companionship, comfort, support, and other services that the decedent gave the surviving family members. If you feel that you or a family member may have a wrongful death claim, please contact our office.