Accidents can occur at any time to any person. Drivers in Missouri are likely aware that car accidents can take lives within minutes or even seconds. A fatal accident can happen to anybody.
One such case involves a 25-year-old state trooper, who is the 31st member of the patrol to have lost his life while in the line of duty. The trooper was involved in a single car accident shortly after he radioed in to the station. He was calling to report a traffic violation that he spotted a motorcyclist committing. When an attempt to re-establish contact was made, troopers were not able to get through to his radio. It was reported that the vehicle the trooper was driving went off the left side of the road and rolled after hitting several trees. The car also caught fire. It is unknown what the exact cause of the accident was.
The motorcyclist that was involved in the accident was missing for some time. However, he was recently located. It was stated that the motorcyclist was not taken into custody. His name is also not yet being released. It is unknown whether or not the motorcyclist had anything to do with the accident that the trooper lost his life in.
Unfortunately, there are numerous dangers that drivers face when on the road. Patrol officers and troopers often have to face even more dangers than the average driver. This is why the deaths of officers are often thoroughly investigated and also honored in order to remember their services and ensure that no foul play was involved.