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Jamie Holloway Killed in a Semi-truck Accident on Highway AM east of Mountain Grove in Missouri

Mountain Grove, Mo. — A woman lost her life when her vehicle rear-ended a stopped semi-truck. The incident happened Wednesday morning on Highway AM, east of Mountain Grove.

According to reports, Jamie Holloway, 29, was traveling in a 2020 Nissan Pathfinder when the vehicle collided with a stopped 2014 Peterbilt truck on an eastbound roadway. When the accident happened, the truck operator was working on or near the semi-truck.

Holloway died at the scene of the accident.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on stopped semi-trucks

What a tragedy. Our sincere thoughts are with the loved ones of this young woman. Those left to mourn have a right to demand answers, including why a commercial was stopped on the roadway. These accidents continue to occur with alarming frequency, and we must do more to prevent them from happening again.

Of particular concern is the indication that the semi-truck may have experienced some sort of mechanical issue since the truck operator was found working on it. Was this truck unstable before being allowed on the road? This is a very important question. If the truck had not been stopped, no crash would have occurred.

Trucking companies are responsible for the routine maintenance of their trucks to ensure that their vehicles are in proper working order and do not pose a hazard on the road.

Unfortunately, some companies prioritize cost-saving measures over safety, neglecting essential maintenance procedures. In one case we recently handled,  a commercial truck parked on the side of the road due to a worn tire that the company should have replaced. Instead, the company opted for temporary fixes until the tire ultimately failed and created a dangerous condition for passing motorists, eventually leading to a fatal crash. Such practices are unacceptable, and the company was held accountable for the harm they caused.

Trained professionals will need to conduct a thorough investigation to determine if negligence contributed to this young woman losing her life. Her loved ones deserve answers and justice if wrongdoing is found.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

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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