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Cassandra Simmerman killed in Car Accident in Boone County


According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Cassandra Simmerman, 30, was killed in a car accident and Rachel Hultz, 24, was seriously injured. The car accident occurred in Boone County on Tuesday August 10, 2021 at 4:10 pm.

The vehicle driven by Monte Hayes, 53, was travelling Eastbound on Missouri 22 while two other vehicles were driving Westbound. Hayes’ tire ruptured and caused pieces of his vehicle to separate from the vehicle. The separated pieces struck the vehicle driven by Gregory Keene, 50. Hayes’ made an abrupt move to the left, travelling off the North side of the roadway. Driver, Rachael Hultz, made an attempt to avoid Hayes by steering to the left.

Hayes attempted to regain control and steer to the right in an attempt to avoid collision with Hultz. The front of Hayes’ vehicle struck the right side of Hultz’s vehicle in the Westbound lane. Hayes’ vehicle pushed Hultz’s vehicle until both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.

Hultz was seriously injured during the accident while her passenger Cassandra Simmerman was killed.

We understand that this can be a very difficult time for those involved and their families and out thoughts go out to them.

At AW Smith Law we strive to help our clients get the compensation they deserve.