Last Updated on December 7, 2023, 6:22 am
Missouri: A Fatal Crash in Pettis County Claims the Life of a 60-year-old Sedalia Woman; Illinois Teen Faces Misdemeanor Charges
Maggie Stewart, an Illinois teen, is charged with a misdemeanor after slamming her vehicle into a 60-year-old Sedalia woman, Robin Wallace’s vehicle, which left Wallace fatally injured, on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
What happened to Robin Wallace?
Robin Wallace, a 60-year-old Sedalia woman, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Pettis County, Missouri, on Saturday, May 6, 2023. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deadly crash happened at 1:10 p.m. when Wallace was driving a Dodge Journey and was attempting to turn south on US 65 northbound at Rebar Road in Pettis County, Missouri, when she was struck by a northbound 2018 Ford F-350 driven by a 19-year-old Maggie Stewart, of Coal City, Illinois.
Wallace received fatal injuries in the accident and was transported to Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia, where she was later pronounced dead at 2:56 p.m. by Dr. Stuart Braverman. Maggie Stewart was not injured in the accident.
Robin Wallace was born in Tucson, Arizona, on October 25, 1962. She was a two-time breast cancer survivor. She had been married to Tommy Allen Wallace Sr. for fifteen years. She was a loving wife and a caring mother of four children. She had ten grandchildren. She had weathered many hardships of life with a smile on her face. She was resilient and brave. She once said, “No one can take that smile from you.”
In the probable cause statement of the investigation report, Wallace’s traffic light had turned green right before she pulled out onto Highway 65. The responding officer said Stewart failed to observe her traffic light, which had turned red and struck Wallace’s driver’s side door. The investigation report indicated neither driver was wearing a seatbelt during the accident.
Court records state the investigation report shows Stewart failed to observe a warning light or stop for the steady red light signal and was traveling more than the posted speed limit.
The Illinois teen was charged for her involvement in the fatal crash. On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, she was charged with operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, resulting in an accident. She was charged with a misdemeanor.
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