Two People Killed in Missouri Head-On Collision
ANDREW COUNTY, MO. – September 7, 2018 (krsl.com) As reported online by krsl.com, a head-on collision September 5 caused the deaths of two people in Andrew County, Missouri.*
At approximately 9:20 p.m., 32-year-old Ricky Gonzales, of Manhattan, Kansas, was driving a Ford Escape northbound on U.S. Highway 71 in Andrew County. About two miles southwest of Savannah, Missouri, a southbound Pontiac G6 entered the northbound lane of the highway to pass a vehicle and struck Gonzales’s Escape.
Gonzales died at the scene. The driver of the Pontiac, 36-year-old Kristen K. Ingles, of Peoria, Illinois, also died at the scene. There were no passengers in either vehicle. Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the collision and has not yet released additional information.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
Missouri’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were higher than the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 15.5 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.25 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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