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Rollover Crash on Highway 63 in Macon Claims the Life of Samuel Ratliff

Macon, Missouri – A Green Castle County resident died in a one-vehicle rollover crash near Macon. The incident occurred on Highway 63, one mile north of Macon.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers identified the decedent as 60-year-old Samuel K. Ratliff. He was driving his SUV southbound when he veered off the left side of the road, causing the vehicle to overturn and collide with a tree. According to the patrol report, Ratliff was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Rollover accidents should be investigated to determine if the vehicle provided adequate protection in the crash.

Approximately 16,261 crashes in 2019 involved a vehicle that left the roadway, with more than 5,000 of those accidents involving a rollover. Rollover accidents can happen for many reasons, including tripping (when a vehicle’s tire hits something like a curb, shifting the vehicle’s weight to one side), speeding, collisions with other vehicles or objects, and weather conditions. While driver error is often pinpointed as the cause of a rollover crash, numerous rollover accidents have been reported due to inadequate vehicle design and safety.

Our firm investigates rollover accidents to determine the cause of the crash and whether the vehicle manufacturer played a role in the injuries or fatalities sustained as a result of the accident. We have helped many victims of rollover accidents hold the vehicle manufacturer accountable when their vehicle does not provide sufficient protection during the rollover accident.

Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe. They must ensure their products provide sufficient protection to the occupants of the vehicle in foreseeable rollover accidents. When a manufacturer fails to uphold this duty, they may be held liable for the injury or death caused by the crash.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in product liability cases, with particular attention given to cases involving manufacturing firms.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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