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2 people killed in collision with Freightliner Tractor Trailer I44

On June 8, 2024, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred between a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia and a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica.  The crash occurred on Interstate 44 in Laclede County, Missouri, near Lebanon. The Freightliner, driven by Manuk Gengozyan, crossed the median and struck the Chrysler Pacifica. The driver, Allan Borgen, was pronounced deceased on the scene, while the passenger, Isabelle Busse, was pronounced deceased at Mercy Hospital an hour later.  Both occupants of the Pacifica were residents of Redlands California and were wearing seatbelts.


Tractor trailer crashes on Missouri Interstate Roads often involve serious injury or death. Semi truck operators are usually required to carry significant amounts of insurance to cover damages. Law firms that handle these types of cases need to be equipped with the power to take your case against the truck company’s insurer, and win. AW Smith Law has handled thousands of cases involving motor vehicle crashes and has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts in the state. Out of state residents often make a misstep in hiring a lawyer from their state, instead of where the accident happened. Not only will the clients likely be able to save money from paying multiple lawyer fees, local law firms know the judge, jurors, and residents. Which is often a key to getting the biggest jury verdict possible.