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22-year-old dead in single-vehicle car accident in Potosi

22-year-old dead in single-vehicle car accident in Potosi

Posted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

POTOSI, MO (WASHINGTON COUNTY) – A 22-year-old man is dead following a car accident Saturday night in Washington County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at 10:05 p.m. on Lick Skillet Road, near Pelican Road, when a 2012 Dodge Avenger was unable to properly negotiate a curve and drove off the side of the road.

The Dodge then collided with a tree, resulting in the death of the driver, 22-year-old Johnathan E. Burns, of Potosi. He was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt when the accident happened.

Burns was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:04 p.m.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for a change to a dangerous curve in the road or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.


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