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In many cases, single-vehicle accidents can prove to be deadly. A lone occupant of a vehicle may suffer fatal injuries, or passengers in a car could be the unfortunate victims. In any case, loved ones are often left behind to deal with the sudden loss of a family member. If a passenger dies as a result of such a fatal accident, the family may wish to pursue compensation from the driver considered at fault.

It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio led to the death of one individual. Apparently, a pickup truck that was carrying the driver and at least one passenger failed to remain on the roadway. After leaving the road, the truck hit a tree, causing the driver to be thrown from the vehicle. The truck then caught on fire.

It was reported that the passenger became trapped in the truck and suffered fatal injuries. It was unclear what type of injuries the driver may have suffered. Authorities believe that drugs and/or alcohol may have played a role in the accident; the report also claims the vehicle had been speeding. The incident will likely continue to be investigated.

The family of the victim killed in this Ohio fatal accident may wish to consider their legal options. Funeral costs and other expenses could caused them to face monetary difficulties on top of the emotional challenges that they will undoubtedly have to contend with. If they wish to seek compensation for such damages, they may want to learn more about wrongful death claims. Such a claim filed against the driver considered at fault could allow them to pursue reparations.

Source: fox8.com, “One dead in fiery Portage County crash“, Dec. 13, 2015