A fatal accident recently occurred in Fulton County at an intersection on State Route 109. A semi truck driver and a vehicle containing three Ohio residents — including a teenager and a pregnant woman — collided, and all three of the occupants of the vehicle lost their lives. Fatal truck accidents can sometimes take time to fully investigate, and in this case, an investigation is still underway to determine precisely what happened.
At about 4:45 p.m., the vehicle containing the three residents driven by a 28-year-old was heading east on one road approaching an intersection. A big rig driven by a 57-year-old was heading north on State Route 109. The two vehicles crashed into one another.
The car driver along with his 22-year-old pregnant passenger and his 16-year-old passenger all lost their lives in the crash. The driver of the big rig was not injured. It is not clear at this time if alcohol or speeding was involved in the accident. It is also unknown at this time whether the driver of the big rig will face criminal charges since the accident is still being investigated.
Investigations into truck accidents can take time in order to ensure they are thorough, and in this case, the Ohio criminal investigators are still determining exactly what occurred regarding the accident. The surviving families of the deceased victims may choose to assess their right to file wrongful death lawsuits against the truck driver and/or the estate of the car driver, based upon evidence that suggests one or both negligently caused or contributed to the fatal crash. Additionally, any legal claims against the truck driver would likely include his employer as an additional defendant.
Source: nbc24.com, “Three from Wauseon killed in truck-car crash“, Amulya Raghuveer, July 25, 2014