2 killed in single-vehicle car accident

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A fatal single-car accident recently occurred in Oxford Township. Two teenage passengers lost their lives when the driver of the vehicle lost control, smashing the vehicle into a utility pole. The driver may face criminal charges in Ohio stemming from the fatal car accident.

Just after 1 p.m., the vehicle was headed northeast when the 18-year-old driver lost control of her car. The vehicle rolled multiple times as it left the road, and it eventually struck a utility pole. The force of the impact was so great that it cut the car completely in half. When the emergency responders arrived at the scene, they pronounced the two passengers, a 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, dead at the scene.

The driver had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment, but her current condition is not known. The crash is still being investigated. Currently, the investigators suspect that speed was a factor in the crash, but it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol may have played a part as well. Charges against her are currently pending.

Losing a loved one in a car accident that was not his or her fault is a very tragic experience. If the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, then the family of the victim may choose to pursue legal action. In this case, the families of both victims are entitled to file Ohio wrongful death suits, asserting that the driver’s negligence led to the loss of their loved ones’ lives.

Source: wcpo.com, “Driver in fatal Oxford Township crash may face charges“, Feb. 27, 2015