Anytime two busy roads intersect, there is always the potential for a serious accident . A fatal accident recently occurred at the intersection of Ohio 73 and another busy road in Warren County. Two people lost their lives in the three-car accident, and another was seriously injured.
Just after 1:30 p.m., a car approached the intersection. According to a preliminary investigation, the Ohio State Patrol suspects that the car ran the stop sign at the intersection and continued through it. There are supposedly surveillance videos from nearby businesses, but the contents of the videos have not been released since the investigation is still ongoing.
As the car purportedly pulled through the stop sign, it allegedly hit a flatbed truck that was hauling lumber. The impact forced the truck across the center line, where it then hit a minivan. The driver of the minivan along with his wife, both 66 years old, lost their lives in the crash. The 45-year-old driver of the car was seriously injured, and the driver of the flatbed truck suffered minor injuries.
The investigation is still underway, and no charges have yet been filed in the case. However, regardless of whether any criminal action will be taken against the driver of the car, the family of the husband and wife who lost their lives may elect to take civil action. The family of the couple has the right to file an Ohio wrongful death suit in an effort to achieve some sense of justice after the tragic fatal accident.
Source: wlwt.com, “Ohio 73 in Warren Co. reopens after 2 die in crash“, Karin Johnson, July 22, 2014