Ohio fatal car accident blamed on man running a red light

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A man with an arrest record for causing car accidents has recently been involved in another one. This time, however, the accident was fatal. The 32-year-old has been accused of causing a fatal car accident in which a 62-year-old Ohio man lost his life all because the man allegedly ran a red light.

On May 29, the man was reportedly driving his Chevrolet Avalanche heading toward an intersection of a highway and another road. According to the investigation, the man was speeding and ran through the red light at the intersection. He then crashed his Avalanche into the driver’s side of a Toyota Prius that was attempting to make a turn.

The impact was so great that the driver of the Prius lost his life at the scene. The driver of the Avalanche was transported to the hospital for minor injuries, and he turned himself into the police after his release. He has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, which is a felony offense. Before this fatal accident occurred, the investigators suspect that he caused a hit and run with another vehicle. Additionally, the man apparently caused an accident in 2012, and he is currently facing a civil suit from that accident.

The fact that the man is facing criminal charges has made the family of the Prius driver content, but they reportedly do not feel as if it is enough punishment. The Ohio man’s family may elect to file a wrongful death suit against the man to try to prove that he did indeed cause the fatal car accident. If successful in establishing liability and achieving a monetary judgment, the family might feel as if justice was finally done.

Source: daytondailynews.com, “Driver charged in fatal West Chester crash“, Hannah Poturalski, June 5, 2014