The death of a loved one is never easy -- especially when it is caused by the actions of someone else. Recently, one family suffered the loss of a beloved family member and also had to cope with the knowledge that the death was caused by a preventable drunk driving crash. Louisiana authorities have now arrested a driver in connection with this fatal wreck.
The driver, a 47-year-old man, has been charged with several counts, including vehicular homicide and a first offense DWI. The crash occurred in late October, but the police investigation included reconstruction technicians and toxicology reports and required time to complete. Authorities also aserted that the charged driver was driving at approximately 70 mph in a 55 mph speed limit area.
The wreck happened when the man's car veered into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with another vehicle being driven by the victim, a 46-year-old woman. Police report that the woman apparently attempted to avoid the crash as her speed was approximately 27 mph at the time and she was making an effort to brake when her vehicle was hit head-on. She was killed upon impact. The man reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Police collected a blood sample which reportedly showed evidence of intoxication. This Louisiana family now must try to pick up the pieces of their lives while also struggling to handle any financial losses that frequently follow in the aftermath of these tragic and senseless deaths. They have every right to seek information from a professional concerning the possibility of filing a wrongful death lawsuit with regard to this drunk driving collision.
Source: ktbs.com, "Springhill man charged in Oct. 28 fatal accident", Dec. 15, 2016