Even though the dangers of drunk driving are well known, many people still choose to do so. One woman who was employed by a large company and taking classes for a graduate degree, is now having to forgo that lifestyle while she encounters the Ohio criminal process. The 24-year-old is accused of drunk driving, the result of which was a fatal car accident.
In the early hours of a weekday morning, the woman drove onto a highway. However, she entered the highway near downtown Columbus on the wrong side. The investigators suspect that she drove over 16 miles before crashing into a minivan at approximately 1:40 a.m. in Madison County.
While the young woman was not injured in the crash, the collision injured three adults and three children who were traveling in the minivan. One of the adults, a 32-year-old woman, lost her life due to the injuries that she suffered. When the emergency responders arrived, they determined that the woman’s blood-alcohol content was .19, which is more than twice the legal limit. She was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular manslaughter, and she is being held on a $500,000 bond.
When a person loses a loved one in a car accident, it is understandably devastating. When the accident is caused by a negligent third-party, the occurrence can be frustrating as well as tragic. Thankfully, there are options available in our state for those who wish to explore them. The family of the woman who lost her life can choose to file an Ohio wrongful death suit against the drunk driver in an effort to hold her fully responsible for the car accident.
Source: 10tv.com, “Bond Set At $500K For Woman Accused In Wrong-Way Fatal Crash“, March 25, 2015