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Alcohol is suspected as having played a role in a recent fatal crash in Ohio. Reports stated that there were four individuals in the vehicle when the car accident took place due to the driver failing to remain on the roadway. The vehicle first veered off the right side of the road before moving back and then veering off the left side. The car also struck multiple trees before catching on fire. 

The vehicle apparently came to a stop in the front yard of a residence. The individual living in the home stated that she saw the accident and called emergency services. She also told the individuals to get out of the vehicle because it was on fire.

Three individuals, including the driver, were killed in the accident. Two of those parties had been ejected from the car during the crash. The victims’ ages were reported as being 21, 20 and 24 years old. A 22-year-old passenger survived the incident, but he was taken to an area hospital due to injuries. Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash, but at the time of the report, they did suspect that alcohol was involved. 

Because this car accident resulted in deaths and injuries, it is possible that civil claims could be warranted. Though the driver died in the accident, the families of the deceased passengers and the injured individual may still be able to file claims against the estate of the driver. Information on filing wrongful death and personal injury claims in Ohio may help interested parties better determine whether they would like to file such claims in order to seek compensation. 

Source: fox8.com, “Three killed in Richland County crash“, Ann Domeck and Allison Brown, Oct. 18, 2015