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A fatal car accident recently occurred in Ohio. A vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Columbus woman is believed to have crossed the center line, causing a head-on collision. The wreck killed the 27-year-old driver of the second vehicle and injured his 40-year-old passenger.

Shortly before 5 a.m., the driver of the first vehicle was heading north through Columbus. Suddenly, the woman veered to the left of the center, which placed her vehicle into the lane of oncoming traffic. What caused the woman’s vehicle to veer, be it intoxication or distracted driving, has not yet been determined, but the case is still under investigation.

When the emergency responders arrived at the accident, they pronounced the driver of the second vehicle dead at the scene. The driver of the first vehicle along with a passenger in the second vehicle both had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time. This accident marks the 20th roadway fatality in Columbus so far this year.

As the investigation continues, the Columbus authorities may discover that the woman was intoxicated while driving or even texting while driving. Regardless, if the collision is found to be her fault, then she may face civil action. The estate of the driver of the second vehicle may elect to pursue wrongful death litigation against the driver, and the passenger in the second vehicle could pursue a personal injury suit. If successful, the suits would compensate the plaintiffs for any applicable damages.

Source: toledonewsnow.com, “Man killed in 2-car crash in Ohio that injures 2 women“, May 10, 2015