Driver arrested after fatal car accident in Ohio

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A serious car wreck recently occurred in Ohio. In the Chardon Township car accident, a 35-year-old was killed by another driver. The other driver was arrested after the crash, and the 30-year-old has been charged with vehicular homicide along with multiple other charges.

Shortly before 9 a.m., the 30-year-old was driving along State Route 44 when he decided to try to pass the car in front of him. However, as he tried to pass the vehicle, his own vehicle apparently went left of the center and into the opposing lane of traffic. While driving in the other lane, his car collided with another car.

The driver of the second car was pronounced dead when the emergency responders arrived at the scene. The driver of the first vehicle had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Once he was released from the hospital, the driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. He was also charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving under suspension and improper passing. The car accident remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

While the accident is still being investigated, the driver remains in Geauga County Jail on an unspecified bond. Additionally, as the man goes through the criminal process for allegedly causing the fatal Ohio car accident, the family of the deceased driver may elect to take civil action against the man. The family could pursue wrongful death litigation against the driver, based upon evidence of negligence resulting in the loss of their loved one.

Source: fox8.com, “Driver charged in deadly crash on State Route 44“, Shannon Carney and Kara Sutyak, Dec. 1, 2014