Wife and husband killed in car accident after car runs stop sign

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A deadly two-car crash recently occurred in Crawford County. A wife and husband were both killed in the impact. After a preliminary investigation, the Ohio State Highway Patrol suspects that the driver of the second car was responsible for the car accident because he reportedly broke one of the laws of traffic.

At around 12:35 p.m., the couple was driving north on State Route 4 in Bucyrus. The 53-year-old wife and 56-year-old husband approached an intersection just as another car was pulling up. The second car was driven by an 18-year-old man. The second car had a total of four occupants ages 18, 18, 19 and 21.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspects that as the car with the young men and women approached the intersection, the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. Since the driver did not stop, the second car slammed into the left side of the first car. The husband and wife were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The three passengers in the second vehicle all had to be taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. It is unclear if the driver of the second vehicle was injured, and it is also unclear if he will be facing criminal charges.

Once the investigation is concluded, if the driver of the second car is in fact declared to be at fault for the car accident, then he will likely face criminal charges. However, regardless of whether criminal charges are filed, the family of the husband and wife can choose to take civil action. The family can file two Ohio wrongful death suits for the loss of their loved ones in an effort to receive both monetary compensation and a measure of justice after this tragedy.

Source: nbc4i.com, “Reynoldsburg Couple Killed In Crawford County Crash“, Alex Mazer, Oct. 17, 2014