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Head-on collision kills both drivers

Authorities from the Ohio State Patrol reported that an accident occurring on Oct. 5 along U.S. 23 killed the drivers of both vehicles and injured two passengers. According to officers, they believe a 30-year-old man was heading south on U.S. 23 in a Chevrolet Colorado prior to the collision.

A 49-year-old man was reportedly driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado in the northbound lane. As the vehicles drew close to one another, the Colorado was said to have crossed the center line for unknown reasons, striking the Silverado head-on.

The force of the collision sent the Silverado into the guardrail. Both drivers were killed by injuries they each suffered in the collision. A 46-year-old female passenger in the Silverado suffered serious injuries and was flown for medical treatment to Grant Medical Center following the accident. Another passenger whose identity is unknown was also injured in the fatal accident. That person was also transported by air for treatment to Ohio State University Hospital. Law enforcement officers continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

Many people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents each year due to the negligence or inattentiveness of a driver. When people are wrongfully killed or injured, victims' families may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney. Even if an at-fault driver also dies, his or her estate may face civil liability in a wrongful death civil lawsuit. Families of those killed may be able to recover for medical and funeral expenses, bereavement costs, lost current and future income and the pain and suffering their loved one experienced prior to dying, among other things. An attorney may be able to review the individual facts of a case and advise their clients about recoverable damages.

Source: WOWKTV, "Second weekend accident along US 23 in Ohio kills two", Patti Nieto, October 05, 2014

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