Two individuals’ lives sadly been lost in a motor vehicle crash in Louisiana. The accident took place along Louisiana Highway 182 on a recent Friday night. Only one car was involved in the fatal crash.
Events leading up to the wreck
The tragic accident took place at about 10:30 p.m. According to authorities, a 56-year-old man was driving a pickup truck on the highway. His passenger was a 19-year-old woman.
All of a sudden, the man reportedly left the roadway. Afterward, his truck allegedly struck a tree, and his vehicle started to spin. Police said the roof of the truck then hit the ground. The man was pronounced deceased at the accident scene, and the woman died after first being taken to a medical center with critical injuries. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the wreck, although they said they believed that speed contributed to the crash.
How an attorney can help
The surviving family members of the female passenger who died in the Louisiana crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. Even though the man who is believed to have caused the accident died in it, his estate may be sued, and so may anyone else with an ownership interest in the truck he was driving at the time of the accident. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the crash, but a monetary damage award may be used to cover the woman’s burial costs and might ultimately help her family to more easily move forward from the life-altering ordeal.