2 dead in fatal motor vehicle accident after failure to stop

On July 22, an elderly Indiana couple died as the result of a multi-car accident in Warren County, Ohio. Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say that the accident happened at about 2:00 p.m. near an intersection in Clearcreek Township. It was at that intersection between Township Line Road and State Route 73 where police say a woman driving a 2005 Hyundai failed to stop at a stop sign and then struck a flatbed lumber truck.

The resulting impact of the crash between the Hyundai and the truck forced the large truck into a lane of oncoming traffic, left of the center of the road. Unfortunately, a minivan carrying two passengers then collided head-on with the truck.

Both occupants of the minivan died at the scene as a result of the crash. The couple were both 66 years old and from Vernon, Indiana. The driver of the lumber truck managed to escape with only minor injuries. First responders evacuated the driver of the Hyundai via Air Care to Miami Valley Hospital. That woman's injuries were described as serious.

The Ohio State patrol did not issue a statement regarding charges being filed but said that the investigation is ongoing. They are reviewing security footage to determine the cause of the accident.

The loss of a loved one is always painful. However, that loss is compounded when it is caused by a preventable accident. Ohio residents who have lost a loved one or family member as a result of a preventable accident should know that there may be a legal remedy available to them. Depending on the circumstances, friends and family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased. If successful, it may be possible to receive monetary compensation for the loss of companionship of the deceased and for wages they may have earned throughout their lives.

Source: Fox 19.com, "Police investigating after couple killed in Warren County multi-vehicle crash" Courtney Danser and Kara Foxx, Jul. 22, 2014

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