According to law enforcement officials, a 41-year-old Texas woman and an
18-year-old passenger in her vehicle both died in a head-on collision
that also injured four others on March 4. The major accident reportedly
occurred around 6:17 p.m. on Old Jacksonville Highway near County Road
140 in the Flint-Gresham area.
Officers reported that a 30-year-old man driving a truck crossed the centerline
of the highway, colliding head-on into an SUV being driven by the 41-year-old
woman. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her
passengers, including the 18-year-old man and three other children in
the SUV, were all injured. The truck's driver was also injured and
transported to the hospital for treatment.
After arriving at the hospital, the 18-year-old passenger succumbed to
the injuries he had received in the accident. A 15-year-old passenger
was listed in critical condition while two other children were reportedly
treated and released. The 30-year-old truck driver's condition has
not been released. It is unclear what caused the
truck accident, and police are still investigating. The results of blood toxicology tests
had not yet been returned or reported at the time of the report.
People who die in a fatal
car accident often leave behind families who are stunned by the unexpected loss. That
grief is often compounded by extensive financial losses and expenses,
leaving families to deal with the additional financial stress on top of
the loss of their loved ones. Families may be able to hold at-fault drivers
liable for such accidents by filing
wrongful death civil lawsuits against them. Through such lawsuits, the families of those
killed may be able to recover damages that are designed to compensate
them for both the economic and noneconomic losses they have suffered.
Source: KETK, "Conditions released on victims in Wednesday evening fatal crash," March 6, 2015