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Wisconsin man killed in car accident

Accidents and injuries happen every day, and thankfully, most of those injuries are minor. When a person is seriously injured, or even killed, due to the fault of another, the victim or the surviving family may be entitled to compensation. A Wisconsin man was recently arrested in correlation with a fatal accident on Feb. 16 that claimed the life of a 26-year-old, and police are currently suspecting that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

According to reports, the 20-year-old man was driving east on US 10 in a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck around 6:50 p.m. He allegedly went over the center line, crashing into a 2009 Chevrolet passenger vehicle that was traveling west. The 26-year-old driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 20-year-old sustained minor injuries, was treated at a medical center and then taken to Manitowoc County jail. The man is being held on two felony charges: knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver's license while causing death and homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

The investigation is still ongoing, but if it is deemed that the 20-year-old man got behind the wheel of the pickup truck while intoxicated, additional litigation may be a possibility. Driving while under the use of alcohol or drugs can cause serious harm to innocent people. When people do drive irresponsibly and a fatality occurs, a wrongful death suit may be able to be filed by the surviving family. The loss of a loved one is a tragic time, but being awarded monetary compensation or damages may help bring closure to the lives of those left behind.

Source: Sheboygan Press, "Manitowoc man killed in two-vehicle crash" No author given, Feb. 17, 2014

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