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Family of Man Killed by Stray Wheel Receives $16 Million

The family of a 72-year-old man killed by a stray wheel on a rural Missouri highway reached a $16 million settlement for his death, according to their attorneys.

Mark Emison, Kent Emison and Alex Thrasher of Langdon & Emison said the wrongful death settlement was finalized in Clinton County on the eve of trial against a trucking company and a tire service company.

The suit alleged that as the man drove down the highway in 2020, a wheel separated from an oncoming tractor-trailer, bounced across the median, went through the victim’s windshield and hit his upper body. The attorneys said the industry describes such a loose wheel as an “unguided 200-pound missile.” The victim died hours after the accident.

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