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Car wreck claims 2 lives, leaves 1 injured in West Virginia

| Sep 5, 2014 | Car Accidents

When people learn that a deadly crash involving a loved one has taken place, this can be upsetting not only for the surviving family but also for the whole community. Unfortunately, one West Virginia family and community recently received word that one of their own died in a car wreck. The accident took place in the area of Route 52.

The incident occurred on a Sunday morning. A man was reportedly driving his vehicle and suddenly lost control of it. He then collided with a guardrail, police said. The man was killed in the crash, and so was a female passenger. A male passenger suffered no serious injuries in the collision and was taken to the hospital.

According to police, alcohol does appear to be a causal factor in the crash. At the time of the wreck, the roads were wet and the driver may have been driving too quickly, police said. The group was on their way to their home city when the crash happened. Police continued to investigate the collision.

The injured accident victim may decide to file a liability suit, with financial restitution from a successfully fought suit being based upon proof of negligence. For example, the victim may try to present proof in civil court that the man was driving the vehicle too speedily for road conditions. Even though the driver of the vehicle passed away in the collision, his estate may still be sued, and so can anyone else who owned the car he was driving when the car wreck took place in West Virginia.

Source:, “Update: Names Released in Deadly Crash in McDowell County“, Jessica Schueler, Sept. 1, 2014