Smithville, Missouri Mourns Five-Year Old Girl Killed in DWI Accident

he town of Smithville, Missouri has been left in mourning after a drunk driving car crash took the life of a five-year old girl in late June 2018. Little Macklyn Lucas was fatally injured in a wreck caused by her mother, who had been drinking before getting behind the wheel. Authorities report Samantha Jones, Macklyn’s mother, swerved off the road around 9:30 PM on Sunday, June 24th and collided with an electrical pole at a high speed. She was arrested with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.186, more than twice the legal limit.

Macklyn was always a smiling, friendly face wherever she went in Smithville, earning a sort of local celebrity status. Many people called her the “Princess of Smithville” for the way she cared about and seem to know everyone, despite her young age.

To remember Macklyn as the amazing girl she was for everyone, the town is coming together to raise money for her father. At least two GoFundMe campaigns have been started so far to direct charitable funds towards the Lucas family. Casi Joy, a famous musical artist featured on The Voice, is a family friend of the Lucas’ and used to sing with Macklyn at some of her shows. She is also helping spread the memory of the little girl as a ball of sunshine beloved by all of Smithville. 

Doing Our Part to Stop DWI Accidents

Our team of personal injury attorneys at Sanders.Law are always so heartbroken to see news stories about local tragedies. DWI accidents are all the more heart-wrenching due to the fact that drunk driving car accidents are 100% preventable. All people need to do is never get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or taking an impairing drug. Unfortunately, we as a nation have far to go. Approximately 30 Americans each day die due to completely preventable drunk driving car accidents.

To help bring an end to DWI wrecks, Sanders.Law proudly represents people who have been hurt by drunk drivers. By holding them accountable for their dangerous behavior and the harm it causes to others, we hope to both find justice for our clients and to deter others from making the same mistakes. Indeed, whenever we hear of a tragic story like what happened to Macklyn, we are challenged to work even harder to make our community at our roads safe.

Would you like to help the Lucas family after the loss of their little girl? You can click here to view a full KCTV 5 CBS report, which includes two links to the related GoFundMe campaigns. If you require the representation of our Kansas City car accident attorneys for a claim of your own, you can contact us by dialing (816) 844-6938 to request a no-cost consultation with our firm.

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