The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that a multi-vehicle crash in Clearcreek Township at about 2 p.m. on July 22 claimed the lives of two individuals. Two other people involved in the fatal accident were injured.
Police said that the crash occurred near the intersection of State Route 73 and Township Line Road when a woman operating a red 2005 Hyundai ran through a stop sign at the intersection and collided with a flatbed lumber truck. The force of the impact sent the truck into the opposite lane and into the path of a minivan.
Officials arriving at the scene declared the couple in the minivan dead. The driver of the Hyundai was severely injured and was airlifted by Air Care to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment, according to the report. Sources stated that the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.
A statement from the OSHP said that an investigation of the crash was still underway and that they were planning to review footage of the wreck to determine how the incident occurred. Officials did not indicate if alcohol or speed played a role in the crash nor if the drivers involved were wearing their seat belts.
Ohio families who lost a loved one in car accidents could file wrongful death claims in civil court. By thoroughly analyzing the official police report of a crash and reviewing statements from any witnesses, an attorney representing the family may be able to prove a driver’s liability. If the claim is successful, the surviving family members could receive a monetary award for their losses, including medical expenses, funeral costs and lost future contributions of income.
Source: Fox 19, “Elderly couple killed in Warren County multi-car crash“, Courtney Danser and Kara Foxx, July 22, 2014