Articles Tagged with wrongful death

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This story is not about the 5 million dollar settlement paid in a wrongful death lawsuit. This story is about the truth that was brought to light, surrounding the balcony fall and tragic death of 19 year old Jack Lipp.

Former Libertyville High School basketball star Jack Lipp, a freshman at the University of Missouri in 2014, died at University Hospital after being critically injured, in a fall from a balcony during a party, on December 14th 2014. Jack, the only son of John and Stephanie Lipp, later died on Christmas Day.

Jack Lipp will always be remembered by his friends and family for his kind heart, gentle nature and for his love of family, friends, his sense of humor and his love of life. He led his life as a shining example of how to be a good person everyday. Today, the story that surrounds Jack’s tragic death, and what was learned through the wrongful death lawsuit his parents brought against the property manager and developer, teaches all of us that the precious life of our students, should be protected no matter what the cost.

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Holden, MO.- On Sunday evening October 25, 2015 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a 69 year old woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck, while she was attempting to cross South Olive Street, at the intersection of West 3rd Street, in Holden, MO.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report states, that Mitchel A. Young, 17, also of Holden, was traveling south on South Olive Street, in a 1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. Young attempted to stop in time, but struck Alice E. Ralston, 69, of Holden, as she was crossing the street. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Johnson County, along with assistance from the Holden Police Department, responded to the scene.

Alice E. Ralston was transported to Lees Summit Medical Center by Johnson County EMS, where she was pronounced dead by Dr. Michael Watts, around 8:20 p.m.