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Bicyclist tragically struck and killed in Chariton County


On July 5th, 2024, at 9:52 PM a crash occurred between a 2001 Nissan Maxima, driven by 31-year-old Arthur W. Bristow and a bicyclist, 56-year-old Darrell D. Rice. The Maxima was traveling westbound on US 24, about 2 miles west of Keytesville. Carrell Rice was riding his bike on the roadway with no lights or reflectors. The Maxima stuck the bicyclist fatally injuring him. Darrell Rice was transported by Airflight to Moberly Regional medical Center, where he was tragically pronounced dead a little after midnight.  22-year-old Rebecca G. Wright was a passenger in the Maxima and sustained some minor injuries. She was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Carrol County Memorial Hospital. The Maxima was totaled and was towed from the scene by Skins autobody in Salisbury Missouri.

In the aftermath of a devastating event like this one, families dealing with loss and seeking legal guidance can turn to the AW Smith Law firm. With a compassionate approach and a strong track record of advocating for the victims of personal injury, our team stands ready to assist those in need during their most difficult hours. If you or a loved one has been affected by an accident like this one, don’t hesitate to reach out to the AW Smith Law Firm for support and legal counsel. Together we can work to ensure that responsible parties are held accountable and bring you the justice that you deserve.