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Ohio man killed in 2-vehicle collision

According to authorities, a July 1 accident involving two vehicles killed a 27-year-old man. The Huron County crash reportedly happened at the intersection of Fitchville River and Prospect roads.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the 27-year-old man was driving south on Fitchville River Road in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am when he entered the Prospect Road intersection and collided with a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix whose driver had failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection. The Grand Am flipped over as a result of the impact, authorities said.

The 27-year-old driver of the Grand Am died at the scene of the accident, authorities reported. The driver of the Grand Prix, a 21-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and received treatment for them at the accident scene. According to police, charges are pending in the incident as police continue their investigation. Police indicated that neither alcohol nor weather appeared to have played a role in the wreck.

If investigators in this case were to discover substantial evidence indicating that negligent driving was the predominant factor contributing to the fatal accident, then the driver responsible for that negligence may face civil action from the family of the man who perished in the event. For, certain family members of victims in fatal accidents caused by demonstrably negligent drivers may seek financial compensation for their damages by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court. If successful, these bereaved family members might recover the costs associated with their loved one's funeral service, burial and estate administration. Moreover, they may be awarded restitution for lost earnings if the decedent had contributed income to dependents or the family household while alive. In order to receive such compensation, it is incumbent upon the claimants in a wrongful death lawsuit to demonstrate the specific losses they suffered in connection with the accident.

Source: WKYC, "Huron County | Man dead after two-car crash", July 01, 2014

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