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One man lost his life and another person was injured in a recent vehicle crash in West Virginia. The car wreck took place on a Tuesday in early January. It occurred along Interstate 64.

The crash took place at around 7:30 p.m. Police said a 23-year-old man was found deceased when they arrived at the accident scene. He was the individual who had been driving the car involved in the collision.

The passenger in his vehicle suffered injuries and was transported to a medical center, where his injuries were deemed not to be life threatening. The accident reportedly involved one car. Police continued to investigate the cause of this crash.

The passenger in the vehicle may choose to file a personal injury claim in this car wreck case, seeking the reimbursement of damages sustained in the collision. Although the individual who was driving the car ended up passing away in the crash, his estate may be held financially responsible in this scenario, and, in addition, any person who separately owned the vehicle that crashed might be held liable. Financial restitution from a case that is successfully litigated in West Virginia may be used to cover hospital bills and other expenses tied to the crash, and, if permissible under the state law, it could help to cover the loss of wages if the person injured in the motor vehicle accident is unable to return to work for a time due to his or her injuries. Monetary damages may also help to address pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the tragic wreck.

Source: wsaz.com, “UPDATE: Victim’s name released in deadly accident on I-64“, Dalton Hammonds and Andrew Colegrove, Jan. 6, 2016