Three People Injured in a Car Crash on Highway 100, 3 miles from Hermann, Missouri.



The accident took place at approximately 9:40 p.m. on February 16th, 2016. Traci M. Groves was travelling eastbound in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala, on Highway 100 about 3 miles west of Hermann.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Traci M. Groves, 35, of Hermann, Missouri, crossed the center line of Highway 100 and hit a westbound 2006 Ford F250 pickup truck.

William R. Witthaus, 61, of Hermann Missouri, was driving the truck and Karen S. Witthaus, 62, also from Hermann, was a passenger in the truck.

Karen Witthaus sustained serious injuries in the collision and was taken by ambulance to Hermann Hospital.

William Witthaus was transported to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, also with serious injuries.

Traci Groves was taken to Hermann Hospital with moderate injuries.


The Gasconade County accident was investigated by Trooper E.T. Hane, 409, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop F. He was assisted by the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department and Harvey’s Towing. The MSHP’s report number for this accident is 160095753.

William and Karen Witthaus may have a claim against Traci Grove’s insurance company, Grinnell Mutual Insurance. It is common in most cases that victims can recover money for all of their medical bills, lost wages, damages and for the past, current and future pain and suffering, they have or will experience.

An experienced, serious injury attorney will advise the family and manage their claims against the insurance companies. The attorney will protect their interests, so William and Karen Witthaus can focus on their recovery. An experienced attorney with a proven track record, will also organize all of the evidence, track and organize all of the medical records and billing, and negotiate with the insurance companies on behalf of Willaim and Karen Witthaus, and their family.

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