Moberly Teens Involved in Fatal Crash

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A crash involving a MoDOT dump truck has left one teen dead and the other seriously injured.

June 3, 2010, two Moberly teens were traveling northbound on state Highway K, when they were broadsided by a Missouri Department of Transportation dump truck. The driver of the dump truck, James B. Griffith, of Moberly, Missouri, failed to yield to the teen’s truck.

The 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Truck, driven by Christian Alvizo, 18, was pushed through the intersection into a grass median. Also in the vehicle was Matthew Rudder, 17, of Huntsville, Missouri. Alvizo was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Rudder was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital, but was pronounced dead at 1:50p.m. upon his arrival at the hospital.

The A.W. Smith Law Firm will be representing Rudder’s parents in their class one beneficiary wrongful death suit against both Griffith and MoDOT.

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