A Louisiana man has sadly lost his life in an alleged drunk driving accident. The crash took place on a recent Monday night in the area of Interstate 110. The individual who is believed to have caused the accident now faces multiple charges in connection with the collision.
How the accident occurred
The fatal Louisiana accident took place at about 10:13 p.m. Police said a 53-year-old man was driving a pickup truck and merged onto a road from the interstate. All of a sudden, a sport utility vehicle reportedly rear-ended the pickup truck.
Authorities said the crash led to the explosion of the pickup truck’s gas tank. The driver of the truck died in the explosion due to being trapped in the automobile. However, a passenger who was riding in the pickup truck escaped the crash unharmed. Likewise, four individuals who were in the sport utility vehicle survived with no injuries. The 25-year-old man who was allegedly driving the sport utility vehicle at the time of the crash now faces charges of resisting a police officer, reckless operation, DWI, negligent injuring with a vehicle (first degree) and vehicular homicide.
How an attorney can help in these situations
The surviving loved ones of the man who died in the alleged DWI crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the man accused of causing the accident, seeking damages. If the arrested man is convicted on his charges, proof of the conviction may be presented in a Louisiana civil court with the goal of establishing liability in the fatal accident. A successfully fought claim can result in damages to cover burial costs and other end-of-life expenses.