One Louisiana family suffered the loss of a child just three years ago, and they have recently lost their mother. The child died of health complications, but the mother died in a preventable car accident. The accident is still under investigation, but the teenager involved in the crash has confessed to driver negligence.
The crash occurred at night in an intersection. Per a witness, the victim's vehicle was stopped when an 18-year-old bound for Louisiana State University and driving 90 mph struck the mother's vehicle. The woman's vehicle burst into flames almost immediately after the crash, but the teenager continued to push her vehicle another 100 feet with his truck. Sadly, she died at the scene of the crash.
The teenager was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. After he was treated, he attempted to escape custody. He has been charged with second-degree murder, reckless operation of a vehicle and attempting to escape. He reportedly told authorities that he crashed his vehicle because God told him to kill himself. Toxicology reports are pending, and authorities are unaware of any personal connection between the victim and the teenager.
It is difficult to process the unexpected death of a loved one and and even more so knowing it may have been due to seemingly reckless driver negligence. Accidents such as this one are often complicated to process the aftermath, and families may find the advice of a Louisiana attorney beneficial. Some families may wish to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and a skilled attorney can explain the process after reviewing collected evidence.