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Driver allegedly does not remember crash

An Ohio driver who allegedly caused the death of a couple from Indiana has claimed that she does not remember the crash or the events leading up to the incident. However, a recently released surveillance video shows that the woman drove onto lanes of traffic on Ohio 73 from Township Line Road without stopping at a stop sign. The car accident occurred in Clearcreek Township on July 22.

Her vehicle, a Hyundai Elantra, hit a lumber truck that was headed east. According to reports, the truck was then involved in a second crash with another vehicle that was occupied a two 66-year-old individuals from North Vernon, Indiana. The occupants, a couple, were killed in the accident.

At the time of reporting, no charges have been filed against the driver of the first vehicle who is a 45-year-old woman from Ohio. However, according to an official report, the apparently at-fault driver might face charges after prosecutors review the incident.

Accidents where people are killed as the result of another person's negligence can be devastating for the family of the deceased. If an investigation into a crash suggests that one of the driver's may be at fault, that person might face criminal charges. However, while a conviction may result in the offending driver having to pay a fine, it may not directly help the family members of the deceased person. In cases where medical bills and funeral costs become exorbitant, it may be helpful for the family of the deceased to talk to a lawyer who has experience in wrongful death cases. The lawyer may be able to help the family pursue a settlement.

Source: WHIO, "Driver: 'No direct memory' of Clearcreek Twp. crash", Lawrence Budd, August 12, 2014

Source: WHIO, "Driver: 'No direct memory' of Clearcreek Twp. crash", Lawrence Budd, August 12, 2014

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