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One man killed, two others critically hurt in Ohio crash

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, one person was killed and two others were critically injured in a single car accident on I-75 in Troy on March 9. The incident happened shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Authorities said a sedan with three occupants was headed south on I-75 near the Troy/Ludlow Falls exit when it made a sudden lane change, left the roadway, overturned and became tangled in a guardrail on the right side of the highway. A passenger in the vehicle, a 33-year-old Sidney man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the car, a 40-year-old Sidney man, and another male passenger suffered critical injuries and were airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital.

The freeway was shut down for approximately three hours as authorities investigated and cleared the scene. No charges have yet been filed. The accident remains under investigation by the Piqua post of the OHP.

After a fatal car accident like this one, a deceased victim's family may wish to consult with an attorney regarding their legal options. If the police investigation determines that the accident was caused by the actions of a negligent driver, a lawyer may recommend filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible driver. By using police reports, witness accounts and other evidence, it may possible to show that a driver's negligent actions were directly responsible for a victim's death. If the claim is successful in court, a victim's family could receive compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship and other damages. A wrongful death claim may be filed even if there are no criminal charges filed against the driver who caused the crash.

Source: WHIO, "Driver in I-75 crash identified," March 11, 2015

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