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Juneau County man charged in fatal single-car crash

A reckless driver does not only endanger his or her own life but also puts the lives of others at risk. A fatal car accident can cause great sorrow and grief for the family members of the victim or victims. Other than suffering loss of companionship, they may also face financial problems as a result of the accident, particularly if the victim was a major contributor to the family's finances.

A 31-year-old Necedah man was charged with second-degree reckless homicide after he allegedly caused an auto accident that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old woman. The accident took place in November 2012. Both the man and the woman were traveling in the same vehicle, and they were both ejected from the car during the accident.

The deputy sheriff who was sent to investigate the accident found the car overturned in a field when he arrived at the scene. The woman was sent to a nearby hospital and was then flown to another hospital, where she passed away from internal injuries.

According to an accident reconstruction team, tire marks and other kinds of evidence suggested that the car was traveling at about 90 miles per hour and that the driver did not stop at an intersection with a stop sign. It is also believed that both the driver and the passenger were not wearing seat belts. The man faces a maximum jail term of 25 years if convicted.

The family members of innocent victims of fatal auto accidents, whether in La Crosse or elsewhere, can seek justice by filing a compensation claim against the negligent parties. While getting compensation may not help surviving family members overcome the emotional distress that results from the loss of their loved one, such compensation may be able to ease the financial burden that results from the accident.

Source: Juneau County Star Times, "Necedah man charged in car-crash death of Mauston woman," Peter Rebhahn, Feb. 5, 2013

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