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Wisconsin student dead after driver runs stop sign

College is a time of new beginnings and new experiences, and many students are experiencing life on their own for the first time as they enjoy their higher education experience. Although it may be difficult for parents to let go of their children, many students enjoy the freedom they gain from being out on their own. Unfortunately, tragedy may strike when least expected, and it's impossible to go back in time and change a split second decision. For the family of a popular Wisconsin student, a car crash recently stole a life that had just barely begun.

A friend of a student killed in a recent car accident claims he was friendly to all and made those around him feel like family. The student was a 20-year-old junior at DePaul University, and was killed after the car he was in crashed into a pickup truck.  

He was sitting in the passenger seat when the accident occurred and the driver of his vehicle ran a stop sign. He was also a business student who had earned high honors from the university before his death. Had the accident not occurred, he would be starting his junior year of college in the fall.

As the passenger of the vehicle, the young man had little control over whether or not the driver obeyed the traffic laws, and his family is now facing expensive funeral costs and a lifetime without their loved one. Consulting an attorney may help the family to heal by determining who was the responsible party, and gaining advice on whether they deserve money for the accident to help cover their costs.

Source: The DePaulia, “DePaul student killed in Wisconsin crash,” Grant Myatt, July 26, 2013

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