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It can be heart-rending to learn from police that a loved one’s life was snatched away in a tragic vehicle accident. The surviving family might yearn for answers regarding what caused the crash and may feel the need to seek justice. Unfortunately, two men recently died following an unexpected car crash in West Virginia.

This car accident took place on a Tuesday morning, according to police. It occurred after 1 a.m. The West Virginia State Police reported that two 24-year-old men were riding in a pickup truck, heading east on a road.

All of a sudden, the truck veered off the road and ended up hitting a fence. The impact of the crash caused both of the men to be ejected from the truck, police reported. Authorities closed the road for over two hours because of the accident. They continued to investigate the cause of this crash.

If the man driving the pickup truck was driving too fast for road conditions or driving while distracted, this may be considered negligent driver behavior. In this case, the family of the dead passenger may decide to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained due to the car crash. Although the driver lost his life in the crash, his estate could still be sued, and any separate owner of the truck he was driving may be added as a defendant in the litigation as well. A civil court in West Virginia will ultimately decide claims for financial damages when liability is appropriately established.

Source: your4state.com, “Two People Die in Early Morning Crash in Hedgesville“, , Oct. 7, 2014